Are you baffled by cryptic crosswords? Do you want to increase your word power and exercise your brain, but can’t make any sense of the clues? There is no secret formula to cracking the cryptic crossword. Anyone can do it. This book is packed with all the know-how, hints and tricks you will ever need to help you find the right answers every time. From clever to cunning to downright devious, all the different types of clue are here, with tips on how to recognise them, interpret them and, of course, solve them! Cryptic crosswords appear regularly in newspapers and magazines, many of them offering the chance of a prize – usually either cash, books or a posh pen. Find out what makes these puzzles so intriguing, yet so infuriating. With around one hundred and fifty clues analysed and explained in full, you will soon be on your way to the satisfaction of completing your first crossword grid, impressing your family, friends and fellow commuters, and maybe even winning a prize!