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The Times How to Crack Cryptic Crosswords
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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.

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"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)

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