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Solving Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies

Solving Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies

Author: Denise Sutherland
Series: For Dummies Ser.
$12.95(AUD)  inc GST
Description

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

Author description

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 Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies and Word Searches For Dummies.

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: The World of Cryptic Crosswords 5 Chapter 1: Introducing Cryptic Crosswords 7 Chapter 2: Reference Lists 19 Part II: Cryptic Crosswords 25 Chapter 3: Easy Peasy Cryptics 27 Chapter 4: Challenging Cryptics 79 Chapter 5: Treacherous Cryptics 117 Part III: The Answers 145 Chapter 6: The Answers Revealed! 147

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781118305218
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited
  • : June 2012
  • : 176mm X 127mm X 14mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 793.732
  • : 793.732
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Denise Sutherland
  • : Denise Sutherland
  • : illustrations
  • : 1
  • : illustrations
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 176
  • : 176