ACROSS OR DOWN,THE BEST CROSSWORDS AROUND!In 1924, Simon & Schuster published its first title,The Cross Word Puzzle Book. Not only was it this new publisher's first release, it was the first collection of crossword puzzles ever printed.Today, more than eighty years later, the legendarySimon & Schuster Crossword Puzzle Bookseries maintains its status as the standard-bearer for cruciverbal excellence. Published every two months, the series continues to provide the freshest and most original puzzles on the market. Created by the best contemporary constructors -- and edited by top puzzle master John M. Samson -- these Sunday-sized brain-breakers offer hours of stimulation for solvers of every level.Can you take the challenge? Sharpen your pencils, grit your teeth, and find out!Samson, John M. is the author of 'Simon and Schuster Crossword Puzzle Book #257 ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780743283229 and ISBN 0743283228.