December 5, 2017

Worcester Sun contracts for Worcester-themed crossword puzzles

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WORCESTER, Mass. — DEC. 5 —  Worcester Sun, a subscription news website that is launching a weekly paid print newspaper on Dec. 9, announced today its print edition will contain one-of-a-kind Worcester-themed crosswords from renowned puzzle creator Frank Virzi.

Virzi, a retired chemistry and biology teacher who lives in Holden, has contributed puzzles to some of the largest newspapers in the United States and is the author of 13 puzzle books. His puzzles have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, GAMES Magazine, the New York Sun, and many other newspapers. His puzzle books include “TV Crosswords,” “Baseball Crosswords,” “Arrowwords for a Lazy Afternoon,” and “New England Wordoku.”

His books can be found on Amazon.com.

Worcester Sun will publish Virzi’s Worcester-themed puzzles in its weekly newspaper and on its website, worcester.ma.

“We’re delighted that Frank has agreed to work with us,” Worcester Sun President and CEO Mark Henderson said. “We believe his puzzles are a perfect fit for Worcester Sun. They’ve always been fun, but the ones he’s creating for Worcester Sun will be fun, unique and have a local connection. This is a big win for our readers.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The print edition of the Sun will be on newsstands Saturday mornings for only $2. Current subscribers to the digital version of Worcester Sun will have the option of receiving a copy of the print product delivered to their home.

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