World’s Largest Crossword Puzzle (Puzzle Book)

By |2018-01-27T02:00:40+00:00January 13th, 2008|All Puzzles, Crossword Puzzles, Puzzle Books|2 Comments

Via Puzzlinks I found the story in the Yemen Observer about a Yemeni man who may have broken the record for the world’s largest crossword puzzle. Abdul-Karim Qasem has created a crossword puzzle that has 320,500 squares and an 800,720 word clue book. The puzzle took him seven years to complete and he needed to spend two days in bed after finishing it.

Six months ago I already wrote about the record setting crossword puzzle you can buy online via Hammacher has over 91,000 squares. Still, Qasem’s puzzle shatters that record fairly handily. The new record has not yet been confirmed by Guinness. Presumably when that happens, we’ll hear more about it from other international news sources.

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  1. tota March 28, 2009 at 13:08

    I suspect the Abdul-Karim Qasem story is not true. It appeared once in a Yemini Online Newspaper and never appeared again. It said Guinness was reviewing the puzzle but it never released a statement. I would be interested in more information on the author of the current worlds largest crossword shown in the picture on your blog.

  2. passionforpuzzles March 28, 2009 at 15:02

    The picture is actualy from a previous post about the largest crossword puzzle.

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