Cryptic Crosswords Revisited

Ref: C2228413

This refresher course will be helpful revision for those already familiar with the various clue types and strategies employed by setters of cryptic crosswords, but will be equally accessible to complete beginners. Here are two to get you thinking: A male line broken in battle (2,7) Transport initially included in price of holiday (4) Answers, if you haven’t already got them, in session one.

Course aim

Another chance to delve into the arcane world of cruciverbalism with Wilson Graham. Learn how to spot (and solve) anagrams, homophones, charades, envelopes, runs and many other clue types.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • • Understand how clues are structured
  • • Have a clearer idea of how crossword setters think
  • • Know the key clue types and how to recognise them
  • • Know where to go for help

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please just bring your enthusiasm and pen and paper and maybe a dictionary.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Cryptic Crosswords Revisited

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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