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Double Dare – Prize Cryptic Crossword Contest at 1Across

Hey folks – want to win a copy of Paws 4 Logic? Hop on over to 1Across and solve this week’s Cryptic Crossword created by “The Oracle”. Winner will receive a paperback signed by me and Joey if they’re in … Continue reading

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Precipitous Brew (5)

Sometimes my two worlds collide and puzzly stuff ends up in the P.A.W.S. series. I’m editing Londinium, (P.A.W.S. 4) at the moment and came across this section that I believe some of my puzzle friends may enjoy! Danny got up and … Continue reading

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Puzzler’s Wednesday – Meet Hasslethymi

Welcome back to Puzzler’s Wednesday. Today we have a special treat. Meet British cryptic crossword setter, Ashley Smith AKA Hasslethymi. Ashley recently released his new collection of 100 Cryptic crosswords that you can pick up for just £2.50  from his website.   … Continue reading

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Puzzler’s Wednesday – Heidi Schroeder

1. How would you describe yourself in one sentence I am peace-loving, more than a bit self-indulgent, and an eternal optimist. 2. How long have you been setting crosswords? I created a handful of puzzles back in the late 1990s. … Continue reading

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Reverse Anagrams by Sanket Shrivastava

Today we continue our discussion of types of cryptic clues with a focus on Reverse Anagrams. Reverse Anagrams are popular fodder at the Cryptic Crossword Society where I have been known to set quite a few myself. There are less … Continue reading

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Cryptic Definitions by Sanket Shrivastava

One of my favorite pastimes is the writing and solving of cryptic clues and puzzles. On Facebook I am an admin of the Cryptic Crossword Society. When I first joined the group it had about 400 members. Today it has … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z – Day 3 – Cryptic Clues

As some folks here know I grew up in England, so from a fairly young age I started trying to decode the mysteries of the cryptic crossword. Cryptics follow a distinct of rules that may be daunting to new solvers, … Continue reading

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