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Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-30521-8
176 pages
October 2012
US $9.99 Add to Cart

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Put your cryptic-cracking skills to use!

With over 50 puzzles and 1,750 clues for you to conquer, Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies is filled with cryptics that range from (relatively) simple to expert-level, along with brief explanations of the most common types of clues and helpful hints on how to solve them.  Used on its own or as a companion to Solving Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies, this book will keep your brain busy for hours!

  • Apply the basics – use fundamental rules to solve puzzles
  • Build your solving skills – practise consistently on various grid types
  • Tackle pesky anagrams – decode anagram clues aplenty
  • Use sums to find the answer – add and subtract letters to get the correct word
  • Detect double definitions – answer hints with more than one meaning
  • Explore hidden messages – become a master at uncovering unseen solutions


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