Top Crossword Writer Hits Puzzling Milestone

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Myles Mellor, top crossword writer, publishes 10,000th crossword puzzle. Uses theme crosswords and custom crosswords in ad campaigns.

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A Lake View Terrace resident, Myles Mellor, one of the most renowned and sought-after crossword writers in the world today, has just reached a major milestone, the publication of his 10,000th crossword puzzle. Myles Mellor is a full-time, professional crossword writer who specializes in custom and theme crossword puzzles.

Mellor originally got his start by writing crosswords for his ailing father, then at the encouragement of his father and friends, he decided to turn his unique knack for writing quality puzzles into a career. Since that time Mellor has been able to build and expand his business to the point where he now publishes more than 100 puzzles a month, his work can be found in at least 1,000 magazines, newspapers, websites, apps, and books, and his easy and challenging puzzles have reached and entertained millions of people worldwide.

Some of the magazines and websites Mellor has written crosswords for include IBM, NASDAQ, Turner TV, Discovery, NASA, American Bar Association, American Airlines, Coastal Living, Planet Green, Entrepreneur's Start Up magazine, Vibe, Los Angeles Architect, Council on Foreign Relations, The Guardian, Tribune Media Services and hundreds more.

Mellor's syndicated crossword puzzles are now used by over 200 newspapers. He also offers online, interactive versions of his puzzles that businesses use to entertain and interest customers in learning more about their particular products and services. For example, contracted Mellor to publish a series with the latest NASCAR news. Even advertisers get in on the game by having puzzles tailor-made to promote a particular product or event. Check out this puzzle tailor-made for Diet Pepsi. Should a client want an unusual design, Mellor is always happy to oblige as he did with this double stranded crossword, published in The Genome Society's scientific journal.

One of the largest crossword puzzle projects Mellor has been involved in was MasterCard's Paypass campaign. As part of a truly innovative campaign to increase traffic to their website, MasterCard decided they would run a series of full page crosswords and puzzles in major newspapers throughout Canada. Because of its success and innovation, the campaign itself was awarded Best of Show, Gold Award by the Canadian Newspaper Association and it was also awarded a Silver Midas award. As Mellor wrote and provided the puzzles, he was credited as the illustrator.

If you are looking for crossword puzzles with a twist, literally, Mellor has expanded his portfolio to include Diamond Crosswords tm which he created in collaboration with veteran game developers, Bob Williams and David L. Hoyt. Diamond Crosswords is a unique crossword application that not only has the entire puzzle in a diamond shape, but each of the "squares" are in the shape of a diamond as well.

In addition to all of his theme, custom, interactive and syndicated puzzles, Mellor now has 30 crossword puzzle books that have either been published or are in the works.

Mellor is a long-term sponsor of the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

Crossword fans can enjoy Mellor’s crosswords at . If you want to get more information about the numerous crossword puzzle services top crossword writer Myles Mellor offers, or to find out how you can add Mellor's crosswords, anagrams, word searches or sudokus to your website, magazine or newspaper, Mellor can be contacted through or

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