Want to be a crossword puzzle expert?

Here are some tips from to help you toward that goal:First, scan the whole puzzle in search of spots where you are absolutely sure of the answer. Then start work on the crossing words.

Second, never let pride get in the way. Puzzle-makers and editors use reference books so, as a solver, you have the same right.

Third, keep a notebook of strange words that will be of use in future puzzles.