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Ximenes on the Art of the Crossword
1.  Ximenes on the Art of the Crossword by D.S. Macnutt
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  "The most influential guide on the "right way" to write cryptic clues - reponsible for the difference between the undisciplined puzzles of the 1940s and 50s and the solvable ones we get today"
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Armchair Crosswords: A Book for Leisure Moments
2.  Armchair Crosswords: A Book for Leisure Moments by Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
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  "A collection of puzzles by the man who most influenced Ximenes, with a short guide for the solver, including the famous "Afrit's Injuntion"."
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75 Years of 'The Times' Crossword
3.  75 Years of 'The Times' Crossword by Colin Dexter
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  ""75th anniversary collection of Times crosswords - as for the other two anniverary collections, be prepared for a tough ride with the older ones""
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A Clue to Our Lives: 80 Years of the Guardian Cryptic Crossword: 85 Years of the "Guardian" Cryptic Crossword
4.  A Clue to Our Lives: 80 Years of the Guardian Cryptic Crossword: 85 Years of the "Guardian" Cryptic Crossword by Sandy Balfour
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  "80 Years of Guardian puzzles from a range of setters"
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The Daily Telegraph 80th Anniversary Crossword Book
5.  The Daily Telegraph 80th Anniversary Crossword Book by Val Gilbert
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  ""80th anniversary collection of Daily Telegraph crosswords""
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A Display of Lights (9): The Lives and Puzzles of the Telegraph's Six Greatest Cryptic Crossword Setters
6.  A Display of Lights (9): The Lives and Puzzles of the Telegraph's Six Greatest Cryptic Crossword Setters by Telegraph Group Limited
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  "The list author says:   "Information about six Daily Telegraph setters, and some of their puzzles""
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Collins A to Z of Crosswords
7.  Collins A to Z of Crosswords by Jonathan Crowther
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  "The list author says:   "Short biographies of the people who set cryptic crosswords, with sample puzzles for some of them. Also includes a short description of Azed's views about good clue-writing""
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Peter Biddlecombe "peterbiddlecombe" (Bucks, UK)
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Qualifications: Solver since late 1970s, Times Crossword Championship Winner
Last updated: 14/04/2010
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