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Wordburger - David Astle


Published: 18th November 2015
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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RRP $14.99

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Published: 18th November 2015
For Ages: 9 - 13 years old
Format: ePUB
RRP $12.99

How to be a champion word puzzler in 20 quick bites! Packed with word puzzles, tongue twisters and brain teasers, this book will give readers all the ingredients they need to solve cryptic crosswords.

Kids of a certain age become obsessed with crossword puzzles: what are they? how do they work? when can I solve one all on my own? Word wizard David Astle has come up with a sneaky way to introduce children to the mechanics of cryptic crossword puzzles, by taking them through different kinds of wordplay - anagrams, pangrams, spoonerisms, tongue-twisters, homophones - before presenting them with crossword puzzles to solve using everything learnt so far. 'DA' puns and word plays abound, making this the word nerd's bible of wordy trickery and puzzling.

About the Author

David Astle is a full-time word nerd. Many will know him as the dictionary man on the TV show Letters and Numbers. Or maybe just DA, the devious crossword-setter in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. He also devises a weekly 'Wordplay' newspaper column, plus a newsy anagram game on Sunday radio. Between puzzles, he's written half a dozen wordy-nerdy books for adults, including Riddledom, Cluetopia and Puzzled.



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Excellent. Still wandering our way through it. Fun


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
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      Easy to follow. Makes the grey matter work a bit.

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      ISBN: 9781760113575
      ISBN-10: 1760113573
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 264
      Published: 18th November 2015
      Publisher: Allen & Unwin
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 16.0