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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Other terms associated withclues such as wordplay, anagram, indicator
andanagram fodder are explained aswemeet them. For completeness, there
isararelyused crossword term –light– whose meaninghas fluctuated somewhat
The anagram clue An anagram, sometimes termed a letter mix, is a
rearrangement of letters or words within the clue sentence to form the solution
word or words. The letters to be mixed (the anagram fodder) may or may not
include an ...
This next example is an anagram clue with a linkword: ANAGRAM CLUE : Fish
and chips cooked with lard (9) The third example is one wherein the anagram
fodder goes well with the definition to form a believable whole: ANAGRAM CLUE