The Times How to Crack Cryptic Crosswords
Quiz your family at home with crosswords, puzzles and games.
Expert crossword solver and setter, Tim Moorey, seeks to dispel the myth that cryptic crosswords are the preserve of the elite. In this new, easy guide, he demonstrates that anyone who enjoys words and word play can learn to solve a cryptic crossword clue.
With clear pictorially presented explanations for many clues, you too can revel in the deep satisfaction that comes from finishing cryptic crossword puzzles.
• Contains 15 new practice puzzles from 15 different newspaper and magazine sources.
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Both I and my wife attended Tim's enjoyable entertaining but thoughtprovoking
presentation about cryptic clues based on the extensive vocabulary of the
English language and about thevarious setters for the national newspapers.
He or she will soon find that theyare being given only onewayof crackingaclue
iebydefinition only; cryptics more oftenthan not have two ways, sometimes more,
and takefull advantageof the delights and richness of the English language.
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other sites, www.testyourvocab.com, against the average native English
speaker's 27,000 words. Maybe one planisfor you to check your score again after
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