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The best "two-speed" crossword,
This review is from: Daily Mail: Giant Crosswords 1: 100 Two-speed Puzzles from the "Saturday Mail": v. 1 (The Daily Mail Puzzle Books) (Paperback)
The Daily Mail "Giant" crossword is the only one I know of where there are two sets of clues - cryptic and simple - that both give the same answers. (There are others with two sets of clues but they give different answers).
This is brilliant for anyone learning how to work with cryptic clues. My wife and I started doing these crosswords in the Mail a few years ago. We did not know how to solve cryptic clues. Initially we wrote the simple clues alongside the cryptic ones and learnt the technique. Then we used just the cryptic clues as far as possible and referred to the simple clues when we got stuck. Now we normally solve the whole puzzle with the cryptic clues (just occasionally using the simple clues at the end).
The Giant Crossword in only in the Saturday Mail, so sometimes we ran out. This book has lots of puzzles so we never run out!
Daily Mail: Giant Crosswords 1: 100 Two-speed Puzzles from the "Saturday Mail": v. 1 (The Daily Mail Puzzle Books)(26 customer reviews)
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