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Celebrate Crosswords with author Gwen Sjogren

Posted: April 28, 2009

Meet Gwen Sjogren, while she signs copies of her new book Cross-Canada Crosswords 5 ($9.95, Harbour Publishing) at Chapters Crowfoot (66 Crowfoot Terrace NW) on Saturday, May 2 from 11-3pm.

In this all-new collection of Canadian-themed crosswords, popular puzzle designer Gwen Sjogren draws on her trademark wit and endless supply of trivia to test the skills of Great White Northerners. Fifty regular and jumbo-sized puzzles, in a new larger format, accompanied by curious Canadian content, guarantee this collection will entertain and challenge.

From winning “sweepers” to famous Davids, Cross-Canada Crosswords 5 draws on history, sports, geography, pop culture and, of course, the trademarks of Canadian identity. Do you know the difference between the McKenzie brothers and The Kids in the Hall? Where to find Canada’s highest cascade or spend springtime in “the Paris of the Prairies”? If you know the name of Toronto’s home of hockey for 68 years and enjoy puns and wordplay, these puzzles are sure to please and engage.

Armed with an English degree and a love of puns and popular culture, Gwen Sjogren brings fun and Canadiana to crosswords. Sjogren started solving puzzles when she was eight and designing them in her twenties. She is the author of four previous volumes in the Cross-Canada Crosswords series and has been featured on CBC Radio and Breakfast Television. Born and raised in Ontario, Sjogren now calls Calgary home.