The Times How to Crack Cryptic Crosswords - Tim Moorey

The Times How to Crack Cryptic Crosswords

By Tim Moorey

  • Release Date: 2018-10-04
  • Genre: Games

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Description

An updated edition from expert crossword setter and experienced tutor, Tim Moorey, including 24 brand-new annotated practice crosswords.

Cryptic crosswords are no longer the preserve of the elite: in this easy-to-use guide, Tim demonstrates that anyone who enjoys words and word play can learn to solve a cryptic crossword clue.

With clear pictorially presented explanations for many clues, you can revel in the deep satisfaction that comes from finishing cryptic crossword puzzles.

Designed to apply to the solving of any cryptic crossword, this book develops and expands Tim’s first book, How to Master The Times Crossword, and is designed to guide the cryptic crossword beginner to an enriched solving experience.

• 24 clearly annotated practice puzzles from different newspaper and magazine sources
• Many new hints and tips to help every solver
• Greatly expanded lists e.g. of those all-important abbreviations you should know
• 10 top tips from a champion solver on how to tackle a typical daily cryptic
• Up-to-date sections on the latest help available online eg smartphone and tablet apps
• In-depth and clear explanations of every clue and puzzle answer
• Suitable for children as an introduction to cryptics

Reviews

The best ‘how to solve’ book available” Richard Browne, former Crossword Editor The Times

“The clarity of Tim’s methodical explanations allowed me, a complete novice, to get to grips with cryptics with optimism and an ever- growing pleasure. The book is a compelling and entertaining read in its own right, an invaluable tool and companion in demystifying the art of the Crossword.” Andrew Marriner

“I struggled with cryptics but after reading this book I have improved such that I can now complete most crosswords.” Ronald Dillon

“I have recently discovered cryptic crosswords which have become a huge hobby and interest. I have read your book which is extremely informative and have learnt a lot. It has definitely improved my solving skills.” Jonathan Levene (13)

About the author

For over 20 years, Tim Moorey has been teaching children and adults of all abilities how to solve cryptics. This experience is the proven basis for the teaching methods used in this book.

Tim has been solving cryptic crosswords for over 60 years. His setting career started when he submitted puzzles to the London Evening News. Tim joined The Sunday Times team in 1991 and now sets crosswords as Mephisto and Howzat in various publications. He is Clue Judge for the Times Crossword Club and has won the monthly Observer Azed contest many times and been joint winner in the annual competition twice. Tim runs crossword workshops for solvers of all abilities.