More than 50 million people in the United States play crosswords regularly, count me in as one of them! I have tried them all; online, newspapers, magazines, daily crossword books…oh my! My skill has increased over time, but I had done thousands before I finally completed one (with no crossword dictionary, friendly assistance or any otherwise cheating). Ok…so, maybe the one I completed wasn't the NY Times, which is regarded as "expert", but all the spaces were filled in with the correct words and that's what counts!
2. Start by filling in all the obvious answers first, then move to the harder.
The Big Brain Puzzle Book (The Alzheimer's Association), assorted puzzles used to stimulate your brain and keep it active!