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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... or triggering thoughts, in its surface reading,but when readin another way can
be decoded usinga limited numberof wellestablished techniques to give a
solution. Thus 'cryptic' is usedinits meaning of hidden or misleading.
To this end, definitions areoften words that have more than one meaning
Wordplay: This isthewaytoelicit thesolution if ... the definition, or • individualword
or words in the clue having to be interpreted in a different way from the surface