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This review is from: The Hidden Code of Cryptic Crosswords (Paperback)
The Hidden Code is certainly a unique approach that delves deep into the art of cracking and completing cryptic crosswords. Invention is surely the mark of a good crossword and so it is with this book - the writer has invented his own language to dissect and dissemble clues and give the reader an approach to future solving. This means you have to be prepared to accept his methodology and his language - a play on words in itself - if you are to get the most from it.
I have read Dexter's book, and others, and these were a good starting point, but if you want an approach that loosens and undoes the very nuts and bolts of clues and how they are formulated then go for it and try this book. It's a refreshing and creative approach that will get you another letter closer to finishing that cryptic crossword.