Puzzle master Timothy E. Parker is Senior Crossword Puzzle Editor of USA Today Crosswords and the “World’s Most Syndicated Puzzle Compiler” according to Guinness World Records. His original Internet creation, “The Universal Crossword,” has been the most popular word game for 14 consecutive years. In 1999, Parker founded The Puzzle Society, one of North America’s largest paid subscriber puzzle clubs. The club has become so popular, that practically every other crossword producer, including the Washington Post Crosswords and Los Angeles Times Crosswords, Jumble, and USA Today Crosswords, offer their puzzles through Parker’s crossword club.
Timothy Parker’s complete line of puzzles, trivia games, custom games, etc., is syndicated worldwide by Universal Press Syndicate. Parker is a grand master level puzzle constructor and creates crosswords, word searches, anagrams, cryptograms, mazes, column phrases, slide-n-solves, a mass array of trivia games, the Japanese games Sudoku and Kakuro, hangman, and dozens of original games.
His work has been published in the United States, Canada, South China, Great Britain, New Zealand, France, Turkey, Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, South America, the Philippines and many other countries.
His puzzle audience for crosswords and word games is one of the largest in the world, averaging over 20 million per day. He has authored over a dozen puzzle books and primers including The Official Book of Kakuro, Brains Games for Dummies, Senior Crosswords for Dummies, Universal Crosswords, Universal Crosswords II, Merv Griffin’s Crosswords, Volumes I, II, and III, and Mastering Kakuro.
Parker’s USA Today Crossword Calendar is the top-selling crossword calendar in the world, outselling the New York Times and Los Angeles Times crossword calendars by a 3-to-1 margin.