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Title: Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies
ISBN: 9781118305256
Format: BC

Authors: Denise Sutherland
Pub. Date: 20120727
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $19.95
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The cryptic crossword world?explained

Even expert crossword-solvers struggle with cryptics. The clues can often seem nonsensical, mysterious and infuriating, but finally cracking them is immensely satisfying. Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies is designed to help even the most casual crossword lover master these mental feats of gymnastics. Packed with clear explanations, helpful hints, and practice crosswords, the book explains how to approach these problems in a clear and logical manner, providing hints on identifying the different kinds of clues and tips on how to solve them.

Using worked examples and clear explanations, the book guides the reader through the common and not-so-common clues that can be used to decipher even the most confusing cryptics, and includes practice puzzles to put your new skills to the test.

  • Introduces and explains cryptic crosswords, from the (relatively) simple to theĀ advanced
  • Illustrates the top tips, tricks, and clues to cracking any cryptic through worked examples
  • Covers both Commonwealth and U.S.-style cryptics, and explains the subtle differences between them
  • Provides plenty of practice crosswords for all levels of difficulty

Cryptic crosswords have emerged as one of today's most popular brainteasers, and Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies is the one-stop resource for becoming a puzzle pro.



The cryptic crossword world explained the fun and easy way

Even expert crossword-solvers struggle with cryptics. The clues can often seem nonsensical, mysterious and infuriating, but finally cracking them is immensely satisfying. Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies is designed to help even the most casual crossword lover master these mental feats of gymnastics. Packed with clear explanations, helpful hints, and practice crosswords, the book explains how to approach these problems in a clear and logical manner, providing hints on identifying the different kinds of clues and tips on how to solve them.

  • Explains cryptic crosswords, from the (relatively) simple to advanced puzzles
  • Guides readers through common and not-so-common clues to help decipher even the most confusing cryptics
  • Illustrates the top tips, tricks, and clues to cracking any cryptic
  • Includes practice puzzles to put your new skills to the test
  • Covers both Commonwealth and U.S. style cryptics and highlights the subtle differences between each

Cryptic crosswords have emerged as one of today's most popular brainteasers, and Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies is the one-stop resource for becoming a puzzle pro.


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