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Knits & Pieces is a definitive and entertaining illustrated guide to one of the world's most popular crafts, knitting. Revisit its earliest traces, uncover the useful (and the not-so-useful), the historical, the humourous... and discover how this universal craft often brings out the best in people, from knitting for soldiers' comforts during conflict and making warm woollies for charity to community yarn bombing. Complete with several iconic knitting patterns, Knits & Pieces is a must-have for both the yarn enthusiast and the casual crafter.
Scratch your head over these puzzle questions, all of which are based on real-world science. As you answer the question, you'll be learning how to do everything from turning water into wine to cracking safes, and how to build a time machine! Baffle your friends with these factual conundrums - from how two equidistant cities can be separated by different distances, to how to pot every ball in pool without fail - in over 100 different puzzles.
This guide charts the development of competitive "Scrabble" in North America and the control of the game exerted by Hasbro, Inc., the holder of the game's trademark. Through more than a hundred interviews, the evolution of "Scrabble" from the hustler-populated game rooms of New York City in the 1960s, before the organized game even existed, to the 2004 National Championship, where more than 800 players vied for $89,000 in prize money is detailed. Examining its origins, strategies, changes, and the business behind it all, this is a comprehensive look behind the game of Scrabble.
Get the most out of your Pathfinder heroes with these gorgeously designed black-and-white character sheets designed for ease of use and high in-game utility! With a specially designed two-sided character sheet for each of the 12 character classes in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook and additional sheets for tracking equipment and spells, there's no better way to bring a touch of class to your character's life! Collected into a special folder with flaps for easy care of character sheets, handouts, and more, the Pathfinder Character Sheet Pack has what you need to get the most out of your Pathfinder Second Edition hero!
This marvelous treasury of card magic presents the exact details of 155 professional card tricks that anyone can learn. The world's number-one card wizard, John Scarne, reworked an exciting series of classic card tricks to eliminate the need for sleight-of-hand. Simple instructions and clear diagrams illustrate Houdini's "Card on the Ceiling," Blackstone's "Card Trick Without Cards," Carlyle's "Piano Card Trick," Milton Berle's "Quickie Card Deal," and Scarne's own "Drunken Poker Deal" and "Knockout Card Trick." Scarne presents all tricks with advice on accompanying patter, offering helpful suggestions about the kinds of words and gestures that give performances a professional gloss. Introduction. Index.
The Daily Mail returns with a second bumper collection of over 400 quick-fire crosswords from its puzzle pages. Addictive, compelling and fiendishly difficult, this collection is for puzzles novices and experts alike. With plenty of fun and clever clues to both challenge and entertain you, the Daily Mail Big Book of Quick Crosswords Volume 2 is a must for crossword lovers.
Sharpen your pencils--unless you dare to use a pen. The classic, bestselling crossword puzzle series returns with 300 new, never-before-published Thursday to Sunday-sized brain breakers. In 1924, Simon & Schuster published its first title, The Crossword Puzzle Book. Not only was it the publisher's first release, it was the first collection of crossword puzzles ever printed. Today, more than 90 years later, Simon & Schuster's legendary crossword puzzle book series continues with a brand-new collection of 300 crosswords, which offer hours of stimulation for solvers of every level. Created by the best contemporary constructors--and edited by top puzzle master John M. Samson--the Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #18 is designed with convenience in mind, featuring perforated pages so you can tear out puzzles individually and work on them on the go. This new super-sized book will delight existing fans and challenge new puzzle enthusiasts as they discover this timeless and unique collection of puzzles.
You don't need to be a maths expert to get hooked on sudoku, everyone's favourite number challenge. Test your logic to the limit with a brand new collection of 200 addictive grids.
Specially compiled to provide the most devilishly difficult challenge, Ultimate killer Su Doku 5 is the only volume for Su Doku enthusiasts who need a puzzle that really tests their mettle.
Prepare yourself for the toughest Su Doku challenge there is. These diabolically difficult Ultimate Killer Su Dokus will really put your brainpower to the test as you warm up with the 100 Deadly Killer puzzles before steeling yourself to take on the 20 Extra Deadly Su Dokus. Are you ready for the challenge?
The Times Ultimate Killer Su Doku 5 is not for the faint-hearted. The puzzles use the same 9x9 grid as a regular Su Doku, but have an extra mathematical element that makes them a real challenge. The aim is not only to complete every row, column and cube so that it contains the digits 1 to 9, but also to make sure that the outlined sections, called cages, add up to the number given in each cage.
Warning: Not suitable for amateur puzzlers.
If you survived the first four collections of Ultimate Killer Su Doku, then you might be ready to take on the fifth.
Quizzing has never been so much fun. Quench your thirst for quiz trivia, with 500 brand new quizzes to test the brain cells in this bumper new edition of 10,000 questions. Perfect for playing with friends and family! These quizzes are suitable for all ages. good clean fun for all. The answers are quick and easy to find so that anyone can pick this up and become a quiz master or train for the next challenge. 10,000 general knowledge and themed questions and answers, will keep even the keenest quizzer occupied for ages.
How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic. This 4th edition takes Silman's groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level. Designed for players in the 1400 to 2100 rating range and for teachers looking for a ready-made chess curriculum, the author shares a mind-expanding journey that takes the reader through imbalance-basics, ensures that every detail of all the imbalances are mastered, and leaves the player/lover of chess with something he always wanted but never believed he could achieve: a master-level positional foundation.
Hundreds of games brought to life by instruction-rich prose, and stories that offer humor while highlighting various lessons, vividly illustrate all the book's topics in a manner that's both personal and fun.
Jeremy Silman is an International Master and a world-class teacher, writer, and player who has won the American Open, the National Open, and the U.S. Open.
A 400 piece jigsaw of Granpaw Broon's Shed in the style of the famous collector's items - the Broons Jig-saw puzzles issued for 1943 and 1944 (The Living Room and The Seaside).
Hundreds of wide-ranging wordlists all sorted by length and then alphabetically to help with solving cryptic and quick crossword clues. Portable and pocket-sized, it is the ideal travel crossword-solving companion. A must for all crossword solvers, this book has been compiled with help from Anne Bradford. It gives hundreds of useful word lists covering a wide range of subjects, to give maximum help with solving crossword clues. Solvers can locate words by subject, spotting the word they need to complete their crossword grids quickly: the perfect companion volume to Bradford's Pocket Crossword Solver's Dictionary.
New York Times Bestselling Property! For twenty-five years, Magic Eye has fascinated children and adults alike worldwide with its amazing 3D images. New York Times best-selling Magic Eye 3D optical illusions are back with all-new images. Through Magic Eye's patented 3D technology, viewers can find a full-color image on each page, with a smaller black-and-white image of the "hidden" scene in the back of the book to help solve each optical illusion.
Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art. This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, featuring Jasmine Becket-Griffith's 'Alice in a Dali Dream'. This 1000 piece jigsaw is intended for adults and children over 13 years. Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts.
Now for the first time you can get facts and trivia about three all-American topics in one place with "The All-American Most Wanted(TM) Boxed Set," comprising "Country Music's Most Wanted(TM)," "NASCAR's Most Wanted(TM)," and "Wrestling's Most Wanted(TM)," Read about everything from the most flamboyant wrestlers to the best "before they were famous" stories of country singers to the NASCAR drivers with the most career wins, plus so much more. There are thousands of funny stories, amazing anecdotes, and tidbits you won't learn anywhere else. If you're a fan of fiddlin', racin', or rasslin', then "The All-American Most Wanted(TM) Boxed Set" is for you.
Why do elephants have such big ears? What's the difference between fog and mist? How did earthworms travel from Europe to North America? Be the brainiest guest at the wedding, the smartest slacker in the break room, and the cleverest delegate at your next networking event. Whether you're cramming for the quiz, trying to impress your friends, or simply in need of a knowledge fix, WHO KNEW? is the book for you. Filled with nuggets of wisdom to bolster your brain cells, there are plenty of tales here to surprise and delight even the most ardent trivia fan. From the plagues of the Middle Ages and the rules of Roman architecture to culinary customs, presidential assassinations, and the contents of James Bond's glass. And with a nifty test at the end of each section to keep you on your toes, you'll be ready for Mastermind in no time. Galvanize your grey matter with this classic compendium, as you find yourself asking: who knew?
Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art. This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, featuring Gustav Klimt: Adele Bloch Bauer. This 1000 piece jigsaw is intended for adults and children over 13 years. Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts.
A unique, beautifully designed journal filled with helpful tips and invaluable advice vital for every aspiring romance novelist-and every romance fan! For romance writers and readers alike, How to Write a Romance is a sleek, inventive journal that will inspire you to create love stories that stir the heart, tease the imagination, and touch the soul. Inside this handy diary, you'll find an introduction and tip sheet compiled by the editors of Avon Books, the premiere romance publisher. Sharing their wisdom and expertise, the Avon Romance editors guide you through the basic construction of a romance novel and highlight the most common pitfalls to avoid. The pages that follow include 180 prompts touching on every aspect of romance writing: dialogue, character development, scene description, situational entries, and more. Exercise your imagination and skill with such challenges as: Describe your heroine without her having to look in the mirror. Make a list of 5-10 of your hero's characteristics-be sure to include both good and bad qualities to help clarify how he will react in different situations. Write a scene between two female characters discussing something unrelated to the hero. Write a meet cute in a library. In addition, renowned bestselling Avon authors such as Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, Jennifer Ryan, Lori Wilde, and more, share their own insights and offer words of encouragement, sprinkled throughout the journal in hand-lettered text. A beautiful keepsake and practical tool that embodies the essence of romance fiction, How to Write a Romance will enflame your passionate and creative spirit!
From New York magazine, a spiral-bound collection of fifty recently published crosswords--plus a bonus one created by beloved American composer Stephen Sondheim, the magazine's original puzzle constructor, for its first issue in 1968. Every year, millions of people attempt to complete a crossword puzzle, whether in print or online. Recent studies have even shown that the actual number is growing, owing to a rising public desire for less screen time and more activities that keep brains active. A number of research trials have found that regular crossword activity is among the most effective ways to preserve memory and cognitive function, and a recent trial from the NIH found that these benefits can last as long as ten years. For fifty years, New York magazine has published some of the most entertaining, addictive crossword puzzles in America. This spiral-bound book collects fifty New York puzzles by master puzzle creator Cathy Allis; adds a classic from the New York archives, created by Stephen Sondheim in 1968; and puts them together with a covered spiral binding for easy, stay-flat solving and portability.
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