O Canada Crosswords Book 9



Barbara Olson

Barbara Olson’s love of words has led her to earn a degree in French translation, to write a newspaper column on the joys and pitfalls of the English language, and most recently, to construct crossword puzzles. Her puzzles have appeared in Saturday Night Magazine, The Toronto Sun, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and have been syndicated to hundreds of websites and publications across the continent. Barbara lives in Nelson, British Columbia.


Dave Macleod

Born of Canadian parents in Princeton, New Jersey, Dave Macleod’s awareness of the cultural differences between the two countries began at an early age. He moved to Canada in 1975 to study forestry, and in his spare time he learned to construct crossword puzzles. His puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other newspapers. Dave lives in Nelson, BC.


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Macleod and Olson’s puzzles are ingrained with accents of Canadian culture, and are infused with humour:House party (NDP) Liberal-minded guy (DION)Lame excuse (BUM LEG)Pet peeve (FLEA)”I really enjoyed the humour and challenge of these (O Canada 8) puzzles. Please tell me you plan to publish more.”-Brenda, B.C.Following on the heels of the bestselling O Canada Crosswords 8,, this new volume offers 75 more Canadian-flavoured puzzles. These cleverly themed crosswords include titles like “Cheep Talk,” “O Canada” and “Phooey!” featuring tricky wordplay and other tests of your ability to “think outside the box.”With Canadian spellings, Canadian perspectives and Canadian topics, Olson and Macleod’s puzzles make you, the Canadian crossword solver, feel right at home.

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October 16, 2008


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