If you like solving on your iPad or iPhone, you can buy five fully interactive puzzle ebooks of Kosman and Picciotto’s Nation cryptics from Puzzazz. Puzzazz features a fantastic solving interface, handwriting recognition, built-in hinting, and much more. (See note on puzzles below.)
If you like solving on paper, you can buy printed books of Kosman and Picciotto’s Nation Cryptics from Cryptic All-Stars. These five 6"x9" lay-flat books are great for solving with your favorite pen or pencil. (See note on puzzles below.)
Get a weekly cryptic crossword with the inventive deviousness, humor, and quality themes that Kosman and Picciotto are known for! Puzzles are available in PDF format for paper solving and in .puz format for solving in Puzzazz and other apps.
Kosman and Picciotto’s home base features a quick introduction to cryptic crosswords, sample puzzles, and a FAQ for subscribers.
Joshua Kosman is the classical music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Together, Joshua and Henri edited hundreds of cryptic crosswords for the National Puzzlers League's monthly magazine The Enigma from 1996 to 2011 (see a mini sample here). Some of the best among those puzzles are in the book National Puzzlers' League Cryptic Crosswords (Random House, November 2005), which is now available for free on the NPL web site.
From June 2011 to March 2020, Joshua and Henri co-constructed the cryptic crossword in The Nation magazine. Most of those puzzles are collected in their books and ebooks (all of them will be eventually).
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