“Today, Myles Mellor’s puzzles are syndicated in nearly 120 newspapers, and appear in more than 600 magazines,” a Sonoma Index-Tribune profile says.

Myles Mellor
Myles Mellor

“He writes custom puzzles on a wide range of topics: sailing, engineering, even puzzles for individuals for anniversaries and whatnot. He recently mailed his 15,000th invoice, and has now published 45 word puzzle books.”

And it all started in 2006 when then-CNPA President Bill Lynch said, “I’m paying way too much for my crossword puzzles. Can you provide them to me?”