Have you always wondered how to do a cryptic crossword? Solving one maybe easier than you think thanks to this book. The Telegraph's Puzzle Editor, Chris Lancaster, shows how to crack cryptic crosswords in an easy-to-follow way. This simple-to-use guide will help you solve any cryptic crossword, whether you're a complete beginner or a puzzler seeking to expand your knowledge. This book features: - Explanations of the common clue devices, including double definitions, hidden clues, charades, subtractions, homophones and container-and-contents clues - Work-throughs of practice crosswords - Tips for spotting each variety of clue - The top 10 solving tips you need to know - Advice on reference materials and taking your puzzling to the next level - Chris's top-12 solving tips - Appendices of useful lists including single-letter abbreviations and a glossary of common 'crosswordese' Whether you're a novice or an inveterate puzzle lover, this is the perfect crossword solving guide for all.
The Daily Telegraph Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords
A new bumper collection of the best cryptic crossword puzzles from the Daily Telegraph. Crosswords of any variety can be addictive-and this new collection of cryptic puzzles will provide any crossword addict with a more than adequate daily fix of clues. Containing 240 carefully constructed puzzles in an easy-to-use larger format, these books provide ideal portable entertainment. As always, all the solutions are included at the back.
Learn How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords A Course for Beginners
This A4 book teaches beginners how to solve cryptic crosswords. It starts with the simplest ideas and easiest types of cryptic clue, and gradually builds to the advanced aspects of clue solving. This approach makes learning easier. Written explanations are supported by diagrams, each topic is followed by exercises to reinforce the key learning points, and every chapter ends with practice puzzles to consolidate skill development. The book will provide you with a comprehensive, structured learning route to an enjoyable and stimulating pastime.