Simon Shuker's Code-Cracker (4)

Author(s): Simon Shuker


Contains 125 puzzles. Code-Cracker is compiled by Simon Shuker, a Wellington, New Zealand resident, and is a hugely popular addictive puzzle enjoyed in many daily newspapers throughout New Zealand. The puzzles provide a sometimes tough but enjoyable challenge with great solver satisfaction. The puzzle originated when Britain's second-largest newspaper the Daily Mail (daily circulation 2.4 million) wanted to establish a new puzzle. The newspaper's puzzle editors knew of Simon Shuker's Take5 puzzle, a popular feature in the New Zealand Listener, and asked Simon to develop a larger puzzle in the same style as Take5. The result was a puzzle titled Codeword, which became an immediate hit with Daily Mail readers. Initially appearing five days a week in the Daily Mail, it quickly went to six puzzles a week, then seven when Daily Mail Weekend magazine also began running Codeword. In the hugely competitive UK newspaper puzzle world, the life-span of any puzzle averages about four years. Codeword is well into its second decade, still one of the Daily Mail's most popular puzzles and still compiled by Simon Shuker.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780473128227
  • : Simon Shuker
  • : Simon Shuker
  • : January 2007
  • : 180mm X 130mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simon Shuker
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 793.732
  • : 160
  • : b/w illustrations