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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Similarly inthis clue type, the solution can be built from one part being either
putoutsideanother part orbeingputinside another part. This is an example of
outside (with an abbreviation to be made in wordplay): SANDWICH CLUE:Simple
This is an example of inside with a clear instruction as to what's to be done:
SANDWICH CLUE :Family memberput usin the money (6) Note that about has
multiple uses in crosswords (see Chapter 10). SOME INDICATORS FOR
Indicators for hidden clues: Commonly some (in the sense of a certain part of
what follows), some of, partly, are unique to hidden clues; within, amidst, holding
and in canbeeither hidden or sandwich indicators. A variantofthe hidden clue ...