The Art of Solving Crosswords, Level 2

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 2018
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lewis Rothlein
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

Through lectures and working on puzzles in this no-pressure course, we will learn strategies for solving medium-difficulty traditional crossword puzzles as well as gimmicky ones. Participants should have steadily worked crosswords for at least six months or have taken The Art of Solving Crosswords, Level 1 to be comfortable in this intermediate level course. If there is a good response, a Level 3 course (challenging) will follow in a future term.

Course Outline

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