Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies
Even expert crossword-solvers struggle with cryptics. The cluescan often seem nonsensical, mysterious and infuriating, but finallycracking them is immensely satisfying. Solving CrypticCrosswords For Dummies is designed to help even the most casualcrossword lover master these mental feats of gymnastics. Packedwith clear explanations, helpful hints, and practice crosswords,the book explains how to approach these problems in a clear andlogical manner, providing hints on identifying the different kindsof clues and tips on how to solve them.
Using worked examples and clear explanations, the book guidesthe reader through the common and not-so-common clues that can beused to decipher even the most confusing cryptics, and includespractice 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 anycryptic through worked examples
- Covers both Commonwealth and U.S.-style cryptics, and explainsthe subtle differences between them
- Provides plenty of practice crosswords for all levels ofdifficulty
Cryptic crosswords have emerged as one of today's most popularbrainteasers, and Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies isthe one-stop resource for becoming a puzzle pro.
168 pages; ISBN 9781118305232
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Title: Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies
Author: Denise Sutherland