Are you frustrated at never quite finishing a cryptic crossword? Or have you never attempted one because you don't know where to start? Help is now at hand in this easy-to-follow course which will enable you to tackle the craftiest clues a compiler can throw at you. Arthur MacTier uncovers the secrets behind those fiendish clues, breaking them down into categories which he teaches you how to recognise. Ploys, such as hidden words, puns and extremes of lateral thinking, are all revealed to make the cryptic crossword an enjoyable challenge which you can master. So, if you want to learn how to solve clues like: One professional turns up in disorderly disco with a sting in his tail? (9) or Properly dressed schoolboy should have a chicken (5) or any others for that matter, then just follow the course lessons in this book.