Two Across by Jeff BartschHighly awkward teenager Stanley Owens meets his match in beautiful, brainy Vera Baxter when they tie for first place in the annual National Spelling Bee-and the two form a bond that will change both of their lives.
Though their mothers have big plans for them-Stanley will become a senator, Vera a mathematics professor-neither wants to follow these pre-determined paths. So Stanley hatches a scheme to marry Vera in a sham wedding for the cash gifts, hoping they will enable him to pursue his one true love: crossword puzzle construction. In enlisting Vera to marry him, though, he neglects one variable: shes secretly in love with him, which makes their counterfeit ceremony an exercise in misery for her.
Realizing the truth only after shes moved away and cut him out of her life, Stanley tries to atone for his mistakes and win her back. But hes unable to find her, until one day he comes across a puzzle whose clues make him think it could only have been created by Vera. Intrigued, he plays along, communicating back to her via his own gridded clues. But will they connect again before its all too late?
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Add, edit, delete clues, and customize this puzzle. Print copies for an entire class. Who killed Beatty? Montag Who does Montag suspect brought the books into the house? Mildred What does Montag use to burn down his house?