These 88 puzzles first appeared on Saturdays in the Los Angeles Times
. They have been chosen to appear here for their clever clues and vocabulary, and you'll need the brain power of a true champion to solve them. Luckily the answers are at the back if you get really stuck.
Congratulations! You're a true crossword maven and a solver of the highest skill-if you can complete these mind-meltingly tough conundrums. Expect to flex your mental muscles to the utmost!