How to Solve the Telegraph Cryptic Crossword

Author(s): Telegraph Media Group Ltd

Puzzles & Games

Have you always wondered how to do a cryptic crossword?

Solving one maybe easier than you think thanks to this book.

The Telegraph's Puzzle Editor, Chris Lancaster, shows how to crack cryptic crosswords in an easy-to-follow way.

This simple-to-use guide will help you solve any cryptic crossword, whether you're a complete beginner or a puzzler seeking to expand your knowledge. This book features:

- Explanations of the common clue devices, including double definitions, hidden clues, charades, subtractions, homophones and container-and-contents clues
- Work-throughs of practice crosswords
- Tips for spotting each variety of clue
- The top 10 solving tips you need to know
- Advice on reference materials and taking your puzzling to the next level
- Chris's top-12 solving tips
- Appendices of useful lists including single-letter abbreviations and a glossary of common 'crosswordese'


Whether you're a novice or an inveterate puzzle lover, this is the perfect crossword solving guide for all.


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General Fields

  • : 9780600636632
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Hamlyn
  • : 0.3
  • : June 2020
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.6'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Telegraph Media Group Ltd
  • : Paperback
  • : 793.732
  • : 240