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Solving the Cryptic Crossword

Solving the Cryptic Crossword [Kindle Edition]

Simon Martin
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Product Description

'Solving the Cryptic Crossword', an aide-memoire by Simon Martin, 'Enigma' of The Daily Telegraph.

The handy-sized Crossword-solving Guide you have been waiting for.

Have you ever been put off by the numerous lengthy tomes on ‘How to Solve the Cryptic Crossword?’, then this pocket-sized, uniquely concertina-formatted, straightforward 14-page guide, ideal for both beginners and as a prompt for more seasoned solvers, is for you. Ideal for commuters and travellers alike whether by train, plane or ship, as a guide that fits neatly into a pocket, wallet or handbag.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 50 KB
  • Print Length: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Martin; 1 edition (7 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XD1FE0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #170,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Solver 9 May 2011
By Alan
Format:Kindle Edition
This guide is a must have for anyone who needs help soliving ant type of cryptic crossword. It is uniquely formatted and helped me to understand how a crossword compiler creates a crossword in he first place. The Author is a published crossword compiler and well respected in his field. I refer to this guide each time I get stuck on a clue to try and dissect the problem.

Without this guide, I was completely lost when solving the complex clues. If you have ever been stuck solving a crossword, this guide makes it clear. With references to help you go through the specific problem.

I was apprehensive about purchasing the guide as it is only 14 pages, but I am glad I did. I was so impressed I visited [...] and bought the hard copy for a relative.

With an app coming shortly, get this guide and star understanding how a crossword compiler thinks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin 2 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a cheap Kindle book and it really helped me start understanding the basic fundamentals about cryptic crosswords.

I keep it on my Kindle and refer to it when doing my crosswords (I am a beginner on Cryptics!)
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By Speedle
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Quite a helpful little book. I particularly like the list of words that are used by compilers to mean other things!
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