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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... 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 usinga limited numberof wellestablished techniques to give a solution.
Linkwords: Few cluesare asstraightforward in construction as the previous
example andthe first mild challenge is that there is often a linkword between
thetwo partsto give the solution. The chart then is: CRYPTIC CLUES WITH
... put it): 'I thought of thatbutIcouldn't see how it could be right.' We will now
proceed to examine in detailallclue types and their indicators, with one and
sometimes two examplesof each type. 3: Clue Types and Indicators in Detail '
Give us a.
3: Clue Types and Indicators in Detail 'Give us a kind of clue.' W.S. Gilbert, Utopia
Limited Until Chapter 8, we'llkeepit simple withregardtoclue types. In later
chapters we will see that the clue types can and often do overlap, involving more
HOMOPHONE CLUE : Reportedly makes pots (4) Indicators for homophone
clues: Anything which gives an impression of sounding like another word such as
so to speak, we hear, it's said acts as an indicator. This extends to what's heard in