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As good as crossword solving aids get!,
This review is from: Chambers Crossword Manual (Paperback)
Don Manley is a vastly experienced cryptic crossword solver and compiler, with his crosswords published in all of the major broadsheets. This is reflected in the substance of his manual, which explains in simple and easily understood terms how crosswords are constructed, and gives a step by step guide to the sorts of clues which are encountered.
The clue explanations have many examples, and progress from the more basic up to the kinds which are found in the more difficult, barred crosswords.
As either a resource for those wishing to learn how to solve cryptic crosswords, or for those wishing to improve their solving skills, the book is indispensable.