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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This is a trickier clue than we have seen so far, as the solution tea service is split
into two parts, teaser and vice, to form the wordplay. Puzzlefailing inChina (3, 7)
As well as linkwords between definition and wordplay, there can also be similar ...
... clue types, dividing these into one group of eight and one group of four. Why
split clues into two groups? Because some always contain the means of
identifying their type (the first eight) andothers virtually always donot (
... CLUES OUTSIDE contains clothing boxing houses harbours carries grasping
enclosing including restrains protecting about INSIDE breaks cuts boring piercing
penetrating fills enters interrupting amidst held by occupies splitting ...