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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Characteristics ofa cryptic clue We will consider twelve types of cryptic clue, of
which the majority conform tothe principles contained in this image: Cryptic clues
(mostly) have two parts Either the definition or the wordplay can come first ...
For the first group of eight there is always a signpost tothe solution, called
theindicator, within the clue sentence. Remember, an indicator isthemeans of
identifying clue types.In Chapter 3 we will consider thespecific indicators for the