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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The Advertiser, Adelaide What's theaim of this book? I hope to showthat,for any
daily or weekly crossword puzzle,itis possible substantially to improve
yoursolving skills bythestudy and application of a few straightforwardrules and
Also oneortwo settersin national papers are encouraged to think outside the
Ximenean box, arguably goodfor the development of crosswords butimpossible
forany tutorto teach. More of this later. What about Jumbo crosswords? No
What's the book's focus? It's firmly onthe solver. The teaching sections have been
written after consulting a large number of solver friends, colleagues,
acquaintances and workshop students, much of whose experience and
techniques are ...
What. sort. of. knowledge. isneeded? I believe that any moderately welleducated
person with a love of language and problemsolving, and averagegeneral
knowledgecan complete a cryptic crossword. On these points, Richard Browne,
What is a cryptic clue? A cryptic clueis a sentence or phrase,involving a degreeof
deception, making sense and frequently conjuring an image, or triggering
thoughts, in its surface reading,but when readin another way can be decoded