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The Telegraph: How To Solve a Cryptic Crossword: Mastering cryptic crosswords made easy

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A guide to solving Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

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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