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Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies by [Sutherland, Denise]
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Master the cryptic crossword at any difficulty level

Even experienced crossword solvers struggle with cryptics. Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies helps all crossword lovers from casual to expert master the feats of mental gymnastics required to conquer these puzzles. Packed with clear explanations, helpful hints and practice grids, this book explains how to approach cryptic crosswords in a clear and logical manner.

  • Learn the basics discover how to decipher the common types of cryptic clues
  • Find hidden messages with ease become a master at uncovering disguised solutions
  • Understand the importance of anagrams find out how to decode anagram clues
  • Put your new–found skills to use test yourself with plenty of practice puzzles covering all difficulty levels
  • Incorporate letter–gathering decipher abbreviations and other bits and pieces
  • Explore different international puzzles understand the variations in puzzles from around the globe

Open the book and find:

  • Information on the mental benefits of solving cryptic crosswords
  • Tips on how to identify different kinds of clues
  • Worked examples and clear explanations
  • Practice clues and grids for all levels of experience
  • Hints to help you on your way if you′re stuck
  • Reference lists to help you decipher the cryptic code

Learn to:

  • Solve different kinds of cryptic crossword clues
  • Graduate from easy to medium to difficult cryptic crosswords
  • Keep your brain fit and healthy
  • Complete cryptic crosswords with confidence!

About the Author

Denise Sutherland is a syndicated puzzle author. Her crosswords, word searches and other puzzles appear in a range of publications around the world, and she has written many puzzle books, including Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies and Word Searches For Dummies.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7017 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118305256
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (13 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008C55QSQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,796 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The teaching parts are OK, but the example crosswords in the teaching section vary too much in difficulty for teaching. The explanations of the clues for the training crosswords is incomplete, only covers some clues and is very brief. Why go halfway and not complete the job. Disappointing.
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Just what I was looking for, is helpful with puzzles to solve along the way a good buy and a necessity to anyone, like me, who is been driven mad by cryptic crosswords
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Excellent book for the real beginner like me. Takes you step by step,then gives you some practice crosswords. Very easy to read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A decent introduction, but confusing typos prevent me from giving it a good grade 23 Jan. 2017
By John A. - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book to help me learn how to solve cryptic crosswords, and it does do this. But I have also found it to contain typos and mistakes in examples and puzzles that can cause a lot of confusion. It ought to have been better checked and edited.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful guide 14 July 2013
By JenO - Published on Amazon.com
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I was surprised and extremely pleased to find this guide. She provides numerous examples of each type of clue, practice crosswords with simple examples, and a generous assortment of complete puzzles. There are a few errata listed on her website but, aside from causing me several minutes of confusion, they don't detract at all from it. I highly recommend this book! (I'm not sure if I can post a url in a review but if you search on her name and the book title you are sure to find it)
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 Aug. 2016
By Win - Published on Amazon.com
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Clear explanations and examples and exercises. Very helpful.
1.0 out of 5 stars hardly any puzzles 11 May 2014
By Nancy Moore - Published on Amazon.com
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the previous book had puzzles but no
explanations or examples

and this one has very few puzzles

if the contents of both books were in one
it would be what I expected
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 Jun. 2016
By Jill DeSantis - Published on Amazon.com
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Very interesting and Challenging!
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