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(notvery fast)solver of crosswords for over50 years, starting withthe London
Evening News,followedby theRadio Times and the News Chronicle. 2. A
crossword setter whose first quick crossword was published Cover Title Page
but the clueing and solving principles and practice described are just as relevant
to their solvers. What's the book's focus? It's firmly onthe solver. The teaching
sections have been written after consulting a large number of solver friends, ...
Slightly slimmed down, these notesare,Ihopeeven clearerto followthan before,
settingout thesolutions toevery practice clue andpuzzle. They should leaveyouin
nodoubt about whythe solutions arewhat they are, a common frustration for
They are essential reading for beginners, and perhaps also for some seasoned
solvers who may have become used to different terminology. What is a cryptic
clue? A cryptic clueis a sentence or phrase,involving a degreeof deception,
... is able to be confirmed by intersecting entries,they are checkedletters.
Unchecked letters (unchesin the trade) are therefore the opposite: the solver has
no second way of confirming them. • The person responsible for the crossword