The aim of this book is twofold: first: to guide solvers and would-be solvers to advance towards the delights of the 'cryptic' variety, and second, to offer a succession of tips to those already in the promised land, on how to better approach such puzzles, and how to improve their existing skills. The 'rules of the game' are comparatively few and fairly easy to learn. In Cracking Cryptic Crosswords, Colin Dexter provides a personal and masterful guide to recognizing and interpreting the various types of crossword clue - the essential pre-requisite to success in filling in any crossword grid.
Used availability for Colin Dexter's Cracking Cryptic Crosswords
November 2009 : UK Paperback
March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition