The Daily Telegraph How to Crack a Cryptic Crossw Paperback – 21 Sep 2001
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How to crack a cryptic crossword with ease!
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Lots of example crosswords too, (30 altogether) and all with well explained answers in the back (an absolute must to have the explanation as well as the answer to every single clue if you're trying to learn, by the way- something to look out for!) It also contains a few "word banks" of commonly occuring oddities peculiar to cryptic crossword solving- again, worth looking out for in other books.
The first section explains all the different types of clue, with examples and a crossword containing several examples of that type of clue, all flagged. It then gives tips on approaches to solving, a reference of all the abbreviations and special indicators you're likely to find. There are also several crosswords for you to try.
It would have been superb at twice the price, but this is superb value. Writing this review has convinced me I should reread it.
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still have not managed to do it though, perhaps it is just the way my head works.Published 2 months ago by prettyangebaby
I know it only cost 1p, but its pages are brown and every page is written on. Not what I wanted, but cheaper to throw away than post back!Published 7 months ago by Annie
One or two errors in presentation, but I am improving. Thanks for the tips.Published 13 months ago by JAS
A great book, with great exercises and series of crosswords of different levels. Well worth buying if you want to get into cryptic. Read morePublished 14 months ago by J. Halpin
This book arrived promptly on the 3rd of December, so I have no complaint about waiting for it! It does everything it says on the cover. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Edgar Graham