Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies

Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies

by Denise Sutherland
     
 

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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,

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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!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118305232
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,197,985
File size:
4 MB

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Meet 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.

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