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That's bitwords and concons for you.,
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This review is from: The Hidden Code of Cryptic Crosswords (Paperback)In the very specialised field of cryptic crossword self-help books Mr Greef has thrown us a curve-ball.
Said ball catches the reader unawares with it's own language and symbol system used to dissect and understand the cryptic clue.
But his quirky glossary can be a trial. 'Concons', 'condixes', 'bitwords', 'numers', to name but a few, will have you constantly flipping back to the glossary at the end of the book, and this can be an irritation.
But then the offbeat glossary is part of the books usp, its otherworldly charm.
I read most of the book unaware of Mr Greef's personal circumstances, (a Sunday Times article appraised me of that, and there's a coda at the end of the book). That he put together such a complex and entertaining work under the linked problems of manic depression and homelessness.........well, good on yer, mate. Bitwords fall too short.......