How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords

Are you ready to think “outside the box”?

This instruction guide will show you the tricks, give you several examples to flex your brain and some practice clues to test your knowledge.

Cryptic Clues Instruction Guide

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It may take some time to become an accomplished cryptic puzzle solver.
The more you practice, the faster and easier it will become.

Here are a few sample crosswords for practice:

Cryptic Crossword #1

Solution #1

Cryptic Crossword #2

Solution #2

Cryptic Crossword #3

Solution #3

Cryptic Crossword #4

Solution #4

Cryptic Crossword #5

Solution #5

Note: Cryptic crossword puzzles are published in many daily newspapers and can also be found on some Internet websites.

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