Secrets of the Setters : How to Solve the "Guardian" Crossword, Paperback

Secrets of the Setters : How to Solve the "Guardian" Crossword Paperback

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Packed with examples from the Guardian's celebrated compilers - from Araucaria and Rufus to Bunthorne and Janus - "Secrets of the Setters" explains how all the different types of cryptic clue work and shows how to spot the tricks of the compiler's trade.

It also includes practice puzzles and handy lists of words and abbreviations that setters commonly use as their cryptic building blocks.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
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  • Category: Crosswords
  • ISBN: 9781843544692



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This book is actually very useful and explains how clues tend to work, rather than just giving millions of examples.