Book Review: Challenge Accepted! 100 Word Searches by Andy Kravis

Challenge Accepted! 100 Word Searches by Andy Kravis

Zephyros Press (July 23, 2019)

Word Games/Word Search games/Logic & Brain Teasers



Want thrilling ways to boost your brainpower? Challenge Accepted!

Find out how exciting word search books for adults can be. Challenge Accepted! is an easy-to-read collection of large-print word searches designed to stretch the skills of new and veteran puzzlers alike. Up your game with 100 searches featuring 25+ clues each―plus more diagonals and shared letters than your usual word search books for adults. Get ready for hours of brain-teasing fun!

Go beyond other word search books for adults:

  • 100 challenging puzzles―Word search books for adults can help you develop your memory, concentration, and focus.
  • Enhance your vocabulary―Discover interesting words drawn from a variety of themes―including wine, opera, computers, genetics, and more.
  • Easy-to-read pages―Large type with clean and clear layouts make these puzzles easier on the eyes whether you’re at home or out and about.

Take on one of the most engaging word search books for adults you’ve ever seen.






The searches are challenging but not too difficult. There is a wide variety of topics, from animals, periodic elements, office supplies, hairstyles, architecture, and so many more non-typical searches. Nice quality book. Heavy paper pages which make it a bit heavier than a paper “magazine” type crossword book.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (July 10, 2019)

ARC provided by Publisher



Andy Kravis is a puzzlemaker, editor, and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2011, his puzzles have been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He published his first book of puzzles, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!: 100 LARGE-PRINT WORD SEARCHES, in 2019.

Andy co-founded the Indie 500 crossword tournament, which is held annually in Washington, D.C. and which features the work of up-and-coming puzzlemakers. He currently works as a proofreader for the New York Times crossword department, and he edits for the variety crossword website Outside the Box Puzzles. He also co-teaches a crossword-making class with the Jewish Association Serving the Aging in New York.

Andy is also a game show veteran, having appeared on Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, and Million Second Quiz.

Andy has a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Women’s Studies and English, as well as a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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