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Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies


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Introduction 1 Part I: Diving Into the World of Cryptic Crosswords 5 Chapter 1: Introducing Cryptic Crosswords 7 Chapter 2: Untangling Anagrams 23 Chapter 3: Charade Clues: Piecing Together Linked Words 33 Chapter 4: Putting Words Inside Words 45 Chapter 5: Using Subtraction 53 Chapter 6: Examining Reversals 61 Chapter 7: Decoding Homophones 69 Chapter 8: Interpreting Double Definitions 79 Chapter 9: Revealing Hidden Words 89 Chapter 10: Letter Gathering: Abbreviations and Other Oddments 97 Chapter 11: Enjoying Cryptics Around the Globe 111 Part II: Sample Cryptic Crosswords 119 Chapter 12: Easy Peasy Cryptics 121 Chapter 13: Challenging Cryptics 139 Chapter 14: Treacherous Cryptics 149 Part III: Hints and Answers 159 Chapter 15: Hints 161 Chapter 16: Answers 167 Part IV: The Part of Tens 173 Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Being a Better Solver 175 Chapter 18: Ten (Plus Two!) Puzzling Resources 181 Appendix: Word Lists 187

About 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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