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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After many years of struggling to make sense of the cryptic clues contained
inthecrosswords published in the daily papers ... The course clearly explained in
an informal presentation all of the cryptic clue types, all of the abbreviations used
cryptic clue types, all of the abbreviations used by all setters, and, best of all, how
to actually tackle the crossword and break the ice to answer the first clue. The
workshop essentially is the practical applicationof the contentsof Tim's book.
nursery such as Lear and Lewis Carroll, and you could confidently clue a word
just with a reference. ... So it's a larger and more varied audience – you'reno
longer talkingexclusively to the publicschool,Oxbridge types whowere thecoreof
Detailed points oneach clue typeare the subject of Chapter 3. Characteristics ofa
cryptic clue We will consider twelve types of cryptic clue, of which the majority
conform tothe principles contained in this image: Cryptic clues (mostly) have two
You will notice that the last of the example clues is labelled additive. In fact all
sofar have been of this type, a relatively plain construction of A + B = C which we
shall consider later in more detail as one of the twelve clue types, dividing these ...