Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies

Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies 1

by Denise Sutherland

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 18/06/2012

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The cryptic crossword world?explained
Even expert crossword-solvers struggle with cryptics. The clues
can often seem nonsensical, mysterious and infuriating, but finally
cracking them is immensely satisfying. Solving Cryptic
Crosswords For Dummies is designed to help even the most casual
crossword lover master these mental feats of gymnastics. Packed
with clear explanations, helpful hints, and practice crosswords,
the book explains how to approach these problems in a clear and
logical manner, providing hints on identifying the different kinds
of clues and tips on how to solve them.

Using worked examples and clear explanations, the book guides
the reader through the common and not-so-common clues that can be
used to decipher even the most confusing cryptics, and includes
practice puzzles to put your new skills to the test.

Introduces and explains cryptic crosswords, from the
(relatively) simple to the advanced

Illustrates the top tips, tricks, and clues to cracking any
cryptic through worked examples

Covers both Commonwealth and U.S.-style cryptics, and explains
the subtle differences between them

Provides plenty of practice crosswords for all levels of

Cryptic crosswords have emerged as one of today's most popular
brainteasers, and Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies is
the one-stop resource for becoming a puzzle pro.
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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United States
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Customer Reviews

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  • Loving this book!

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    I knew I'd have a while to wait between appointments today so I left the house armed with my brand new copy of Solving Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies and a nice sharp pencil. I'm pleased to say, I had a fabulous time.

    I'm not new to cryptics; for as long as I can remember lazy holiday afternoons at our house saw both my parents and all four of my grandparents sitting around together working a cryptic crossword. Cryptic crosswords are in my blood. Still, I learned a lot well as enjoying Denise Sutherland's delightful sense of humour.

    Thanks, Denise. I'll look forward to enjoying cryptic crosswords even more now I can use my newly-acquired super-powers.