About the crossword puzzles--I avidly work them and think Tunick and Bursztyn are remarkable. In fact, I send the puzzle to my daughter every week and a thoughtful neighbor gives me hers. I would hate to miss even one. I have found that the new format requires an Eraser-Mate(2), which is an erasable ink pen--I use fine point. That makes it very easy to work on that very shiny paper.