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Title: Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies
Author: Denise Sutherland

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Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies®
Visit www.dummies.com/cheatsheet/solvingcrypticcrosswordsau to view this
book's cheat sheet.
Table of Contents
Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organised
Part I: Diving Into the World of Cryptic Crosswords
Part II: Sample Cryptic Crosswords
Part III: Hints and Answers
Part IV: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Part I: Diving Into the World of Cryptic Crosswords
Chapter 1: Introducing Cryptic Crosswords
Getting a Handle on Crossword Terminology
Understanding Clues and Discovering Answers
Dissecting cryptic clues
Getting started on the grid
Benefiting from Crosswords
Chapter 2: Untangling Anagrams
Mixing It Up with Anagrams
Uncovering and Decoding Anagram Clues
Anagram Crossword

Clue explanations
Crossword answer
Chapter 3: Charade Clues: Piecing Together Linked Words
Playing Charades
Picking Out and Solving Charade Clues
Charades Crossword
Clue explanations
Crossword answer
Chapter 4: Putting Words Inside Words
Comprehending Containers
Detecting and Decoding Container Clues
Container Crossword
Clue explanations
Crossword answer
Chapter 5: Using Subtraction
Deleting Letters
Swapping Letters
Solving Subtraction Clues
Subtraction Crossword
Clue explanations
Crossword answer
Chapter 6: Examining Reversals
Going Backwards with Reversals
Noticing and Decoding Reversal Clues
Reversals Crossword
Clue explanations
Crossword answer
Chapter 7: Decoding Homophones

Saying Homophones Aloud
Spotting and Solving Homophone Clues
Homophone Crossword
Clue explanations
Crossword answer
Chapter 8: Interpreting Double Definitions
Delving into Double Definitions
Identifying and Decoding Double Definition Clues
Double Definition Crossword
Clue explanations
Crossword answer
Chapter 9: Revealing Hidden Words
Hunting out Hidden Words
Uncovering and Solving Hidden Words
Hidden Words Crossword
Clue explanations
Crossword answer
Chapter 10: Letter Gathering: Abbreviations and Other Oddments
Naming Proper Nouns
Speaking in Tongues
Affixing Abbreviations
Crossing Clues
Letter Gathering Crossword
Clue explanations
Crossword answer
Chapter 11: Enjoying Cryptics Around the Globe
Looking at Cryptics in the United Kingdom
Cryptic definition clues
And lit clues

Variety cryptics and barred grids
Checking Cryptics in the Commonwealth
Getting to Know Cryptics in the United States
Part II: Sample Cryptic Crosswords
Chapter 12: Easy Peasy Cryptics
Puzzle 1
Puzzle 2
Puzzle 3
Puzzle 4
Puzzle 5
Puzzle 6
Puzzle 7
Puzzle 8
Chapter 13: Challenging Cryptics
Puzzle 9
Puzzle 10
Puzzle 11
Puzzle 12
Chapter 14: Treacherous Cryptics
Puzzle 13
Puzzle 14
Puzzle 15
Puzzle 16
Part III: Hints and Answers
Chapter 15: Hints
Getting a Helping Hand
Chapter 12: Easy Peasy Cryptics
Chapter 13: Challenging Cryptics
Chapter 14: Treacherous Cryptics

Chapter 16: Answers
Chapter 12: Easy Peasy Cryptics
Chapter 13: Challenging Cryptics
Chapter 14: Treacherous Cryptics
Part IV: The Part of Tens
Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Being a Better Solver
Practising and Practising — then Practising Some More
Cheating Just a Bit
Knowing What It Doesn’t Mean
Looking for Alternatives and Patterns
Spotting Unusual Sorts of Clues
Getting Away from It All
Memorising Lists
Choosing Your Setters
Building Your Vocabulary
Getting Involved Online
Chapter 18: Ten (Plus Two!) Puzzling Resources
Chambers Crossword Dictionary
Bradford’s Crossword Solver’s Dictionary
Cryptic Crossword Solver: An Out-of-Print Gem
Cryptic Crossword Dictionary Website
OneLook and Word Navigator Websites
Lovatts You Play Website
The Guardian Website
Sutherland Studios Website
Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus Apps
WordWeb Dictionary App
WordMaster: Crossword and Anagram Solver App
A Crossword Solver App
Appendix: Word Lists
Covering common abbreviations
Working out weird and wonderful abbreviations
French

German
Italian
Spanish
Cheat Sheet

Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies®
by Denise Sutherland

Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies®
Published by
Wiley Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
42 McDougall Street
Milton, Qld 4064
www.dummies.com
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
The moral rights of the author have been asserted.
National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication data:
Author: Sutherland, Denise
Title: Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies / Denise Sutherland.
ISBN: 978 1 11830 525 6 (pbk.)
Subjects: Crossword puzzles.
Dewey Number: 793.732
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