Frank Longo

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Frank Longo is an American puzzle creator, and author of over 90 books,[1] which have sold over 2 million copies.[2]

Longo is known for creating unusual crosswords, such as one on a 50x50 grid,[3][4] the Jumbo Puzzles compilation of 29x29 puzzles[5] and is the creator and author of The New York Times Spelling Bee anagram puzzle.[6]

Longo is noted as an influence by several puzzle creators, including Brendan Emmett Quigley[7] and Joanne Sullivan.[8]


  1. ^ "Frank Longo Books - Biography and List of Works - Author of '10 X 10 Sudoku'".
  2. ^ "Frank Longo | Authors | Macmillan". US Macmillan.
  3. ^ Statt, Nick (December 18, 2016). "The story behind The New York Times' largest and most ambitious crossword puzzle". The Verge.
  4. ^ "It's Follow-Up Friday: Gems from 2016 edition!". January 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jumbo Crossword — by Frank Longo".
  6. ^ Parvin, Roy (July 20, 2018). "In Praise of the New York Times Spelling Bee". Medium.
  7. ^ "Slush Pile Magazine". Slush Pile Magazine.
  8. ^ "5 Questions with Crossword Constructor Joanne Sullivan". October 12, 2017.