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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TOP TIP – DEFINITION PLACEMENT Beginners find it much easier to decode a
cryptic clue when they aretold thatthe definitionisalmost always eitherat the
beginningor endof the clue sentence orphrase. Solution: This can be one or more
The tablethat follows onthe nextpage is designedtoexpand onthevarious
categories of rearrangement by givingafew examples ofeach overleaf: TOPTIP
ANAGRAMS Early crosswords did notindicate an anagram; solverswere required
to guess ...