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Solving cryptic crosswords for dummies

Author: Denise Sutherland
Publisher: Richmond, Vic. : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The cryptic crossword world & hellip;explainedEven 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Sutherland
ISBN: 9781118305232 111830523X 9781118305225 1118305221 9781118305249 1118305248
OCLC Number: 782132091
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages).
Contents: Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies®; About the Author; Author's Acknowledgements; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organised; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Diving Into the World of Cryptic Crosswords; Chapter 1: Introducing Cryptic Crosswords; Getting a Handle on Crossword Terminology; Understanding Clues and Discovering Answers; Benefiting from Crosswords; Chapter 2: Untangling Anagrams; Mixing It Up with Anagrams; Uncovering and Decoding Anagram Clues.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: Denise Sutherland.

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The cryptic crossword world & hellip;explainedEven 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 the advancedIllustrates the top tips, tricks, and clues to cracking any cryptic through worked examplesCovers both Commonwealth and U.S.-style cryptics, and explains the subtle differences between themProvides plenty of practice crosswords for all levels of difficultyCryptic 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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