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
Remember, an indicator isthemeans of identifying clue types.In Chapter 3 we will
consider thespecific indicators for the first groupof eight clue types. In the
example the indicator is wrong, showingthat this is an anagram clue. The concept