The Art of Solving Crosswords, Level 1

Course Dates: 
8 weeks: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2018
Thursdays, 9-11 a.m.
Lewis Rothlein
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

Through lectures and working on puzzles in class, we will learn crossword terminology, where to find high-quality puzzles and strategies for solving them. This no-pressure course with emphasize the joy of doing crosswords and is for newcomers, occasional solvers and those who want to up their game. We will focus on easier puzzles.

Course outline

Lewis Rothlein ( is a crossword fanatic for more than a decade, constructs puzzles and has had three published in The New York Times. He regularly communicates with solvers and constructors and follows crossword puzzle trends through blogs and crossword sites.