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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For completeness, there isararelyused crossword term –light– whose
meaninghas fluctuated somewhat fromthe earlydaysof crosswords but is defined
by the Collins English Dictionary today as the solution toa clue. ARE CRYPTICS
... come second in your solving order acts as confirmation that you have the
correct solution. Taking each element in turn: Definition: The definition can • take
the form of a word, or words in a phrase • be an example of the solution (e.g. fruit
be an example of the solution (e.g. fruit can be defined as apple, perhaps) • be a (
misleadingly expressed) synonym ofthe ... To this end, definitions areoften words
that have more than one meaning Wordplay: This isthewaytoelicit thesolution if ...
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
Next is an example in which the definition is the final word in the clue and in
which the linkword is in, the sense being that the wordplay is seen in thesolution.
This is a trickier clue than we have seen so far, as the solution tea service is split