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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cryptic clue types, all of the abbreviations used by all setters, and, best of all, how
to actually tackle the crossword and ... My enjoyment of this range of puzzlesis all
due totheapplication ofthe rules, examples and methods thatare distributed ...
be an example of the solution (e.g. fruit can be defined as apple, perhaps) • be a (
misleadingly expressed) synonym ofthe solution. To this end, definitions areoften
words that have more than one meaning Wordplay: This isthewaytoelicit ...
The first eightclue types We will now examine each ofthe eight clue types in detail
, together with their indicators, and offer some example clues. To give yourself
solving practice,you may wishfrom now on to coverup the bottomhalf ofthe ...