Cryptic Crossword Tutorial

This brief tutorial will explain all the basic types of wordplay you can expect to encounter in a cryptic crossword.

If you are new to cryptic crosswords, all this may seem rather bewildering at first. But rest assured that, with a bit of practice, you will soon be able to recognise the different types of clue - and even solve them!

Many sample clues are provided for illustration. To see the solution to any of these clues, simply use your mouse to position the screen cursor over the clue.

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