Timothy E. Parker

Guinness World Records Puzzle Master Timothy E. Parker, America’s most-solved crossword constructor, is a prolific puzzle and games creator, author and editor. In May 2000, he was named “World’s Most Syndicated Puzzle Compiler” according to Guinness World Records. In 1996, he created the first interactive crossword to be syndicated around the world.
In January 2019, Parker formed his own game syndication company featuring new digital, print and electronic games, original TV show concepts, and other forms of interactive game media.
Timothy’s work has been featured on hundreds of high-profile sites and newspapers including Disney, Microsoft, Comcast Cable, Boston Globe, USA Today, Arthritis Foundation, Sony, Coca-Cola, Warner Bros., Microsoft, Boston Globe, Smithsonian Institute, AOL, YAHOO!, Time Warner, Merriam Webster, Reader’s Digest, Financial Web, and many others.

Internationally, his work has been published in over 80 countries including Canada, China, Great Britain, New Zealand, France, Turkey, Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, South America, the Philippines and others.

Timothy has written 60 books as of April 2019, including Bible Brilliant, The Official Book of Kakuro, Brains Games for Dummies, Senior Crosswords for Dummies, King James Games, Universal Crosswords, Universal Crosswords II, Merv Griffin’s Crosswords, Volumes I, II, and III, The Book of Revelation Made Clear, and Mastering Kakuro.

For TV and Film, Parker was repped for years in Beverly Hills by noted William Morris Endeavor agent Mark Itkin, until Itkin’s retirement. Parker wrote all 225 episodes of legendary TV producer’s Merv Griffin’s final TV show and provided on-air content for the ABC series “The Mole.”


Timothy Parker has produced crosswords and assorted word games for hundreds of newspapers and Websites. Included among his clients past and present are the Boston Globe, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News, New York Post, AOL, Reader’s Digest, Yahoo, CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, NBC, Miami Herald, Kansas City Star, France’s LeMonde, Disney, Warner Bros., Toronto Star, Atlanta Journal and many others.