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.