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Great time passer!
on 14 June 2011
Bought this to while away a long flight to Bangkok (and back), and it served its purpose admirably. I do The Times Cryptic regularly so know most of the tricks the compilers use, but, even so, some of these puzzles are fiendishly difficult. Others you can polish off in a few minutes and put a smug smile on your face if anyone's looking, which of course they never are. Unless you cheat and slyly look up the answers in the back, in which case everyone on the plane seems to be glancing in your direction. A guilty conscience is a burden.
Incidentally, there is a useful Beginner's Guide and worked example at the front to help anyone who wants to begin to learn how to tackle the world's most famous crossword.
All in all a safe bet for solutionists everywhere.