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Cryptic crosswords

  • 20-01-2020 2:30pm
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    I've got some time off work and have decided to to finally give cryptics a proper go. Just a few days in.

    Any advice? People say "get to know the setter".. Which would you advise that is online and good for a beginner?

    I've been using an app called Learn Cryptic Crosswords and watching some Cracking The Cryptic on Youtube. Does anyone have other good interactive resources?


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    Got maybe the first I'm happy with from the Guardian's Quiptic..

    In agreement for a French crash diet (6)
    French = Un | crash means to anagram "diet" => United

  • Registered Users Posts: 58,939 ✭✭✭✭ namenotavailablE

    The 'original' (Derek Crozier) Irish Times Crosaire clues were fun once you got into them. I'm not at all a fan of any of his successors, I'm afraid. The above clue reminds me of Crosaire :)