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Solving Cryptic Crosswords

$78 Limited inc GST / $70
Solving Cryptic Crosswords

<p>Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible.

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Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets are revealed as the class puts in a combined effort. Anagrams will be unscrambled, synonyms sought, and red herrings demystified.


Note: There will be a short break for afternoon tea.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Getting started – what you need to know.
  • General techniques.
  • The typical clue and how to tackle it.
  • Types of clues – from anagrams to sound-alike.
  • Workshop session.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Apply the principles and techniques they learn in the course to solving cryptic crosswords of the type found in The Sydney Morning Herald (except DA), Daily Telegraph, and others of the moderately challenging type.