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.
The clues might as well have been written in a foreign language.' Simon Brett,
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HOMOPHONE CLUE : Reportedly makes pots (4) Indicators for homophone
clues: Anything which gives an impression of ... In the first example, the indicator
isin: HIDDEN CLUE : Parched in the Kalahari desert (4) Indicators for hidden
Indicators for hidden clues: Commonly some (in the sense of a certain part of
what follows), some of, partly, are unique to hidden clues; within, amidst, holding
and in canbeeither hidden or sandwich indicators. A variantofthe hidden clue ...