Meet Deb Amlen-columnist & editor of Wordplay, the crossword column of The New York Times. She believes that, with enough peer pressure, anyone can learn to solve crosswords and enjoy them!
Would you like to improve your mental flexibility, learn a few interesting things every day and establish bragging rights among your friends? Solving crossword puzzles is like mental yoga — both challenging and relaxing at the same time. Plus, it’s fun, especially if you appreciate words and wordplay. With patience and practice anyone can learn to solve crosswords. Once you master a few basic strategies, you’ll find that puzzle-solving is not only possible, but highly addictive. So let’s get solving!