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 difficulty

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.
ISBN:
9781118305256
9781118305256
Category:
Crosswords
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
18-06-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
216
Dimensions (mm):
216x144x17mm
Weight:
0.25kg

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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 today...as 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.