The sport bible says that in this week’s issue, it says, there’s no doubt that there’s a new favourite crosswords puzzle.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen a crossword hit the headlines in recent years.
Back in January, the puzzle was hailed as the best of 2016, after it was named as one of the best puzzles in the UK by UK’s Daily Mirror.
But, despite the buzz, the UK’s leading puzzle magazine, The Puzzle Room, isn’t recommending anyone buy a puzzle from its UK store, despite its bestsellers being the best sellers of the year.
“We’re a puzzle store.
We’re a crosswords store.
That’s the only way we’re going to do business.
You can buy the puzzle at a local shop,” said CEO and editor of The Puzzle Board, Jonathan Tonge.”
But the puzzle has to be great,” he continued.”
It’s got to be a good puzzle.
It’s got a challenge.
It has to have depth.
You’ve got to feel like you’re working on the puzzle.”
While Tonge’s advice was certainly a welcome one, it’s clear the puzzle world is still very much in flux, with the UK not even quite reaching the point where puzzle puzzles are considered classics.
“This puzzle isn’t as old as it used to be.
It is still getting better,” he said.”
There are more and more puzzle stores now than there were a few years ago.”
It’s clear that the UK is still a very young puzzle market, with more than half of the puzzles in The Puzzle Boards top 25 list from last year being from outside of the UK.
“The puzzle world in the U.K. is still young,” Tonge said.
“People want a good, challenge-based puzzle, and this is a great place to find it.”
If you think you know the puzzle, you can sign up to receive the new issue of The Sport Guide at https://www.thesportguide.com/magazine/article/17-best-dumb-crosswords-puzzles-2016.
If you’ve got a question you’d like to see answered in the next issue, please contact Tonge at [email protected]