A reissue of the first Times jumbo crossword book, originally published in 1985 and including the initial 50 jumbo crosswords. This supremely fiendish collection is conceived to vex your wits and baffle your brain.
The Times Jumbo Cryptic Crossword Book 1 is a reissue of the The Times Book of Jumbo Crosswords, originally published in 1985.
The Times Jumbo Crossword was invented in 1970 by Edmund Akenhead, who put together this first compilation of over 50 crosswords. Initially published just four times a year on bank holidays, since 1997 the crossword has appeared on a weekly basis.
Each crossword is based on a 27 by 27 square grid, complete with over 70 fiendish cryptic clues, and solutions which take the form of single words and whole phrases, some of them filling the entire width or height of the grid.
Test your linguistic prowess to its limit and give your brain the workout it has been waiting for.