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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It surprises people tohear that thereare,asset down by Ximenes (see box) and
theyare followed toalargeextent by the cluewriters and crosswordsetters whose
workappears here. So which crosswords are not covered? Barred crosswords
XIMENESAND AZED Havingtaken his name from aGrand Inquisitorin theSpanish
Inquisition, Ximenes(Derrick Macnutt), a Marlborough Collegestudent and
Classics master at Christ's Hospital, was longterm setter of a crossword puzzle in
Indeed, when a solver sees the solution thefollowing day, he orshe should only
rarely be left thinking(as Ximenes put it): 'I thought of thatbutIcouldn't see how it
could be right.' We will now proceed to examine in detailallclue types and their ...