100 Challenging Quick Cryptic Crosswords from the Times
Author: The Times Mind Games
100 quick cryptic puzzles from The Times adapting the cryptic puzzle for those with a hectic lifestyle and schedule. Ideal for those starting out with cryptic crosswords, and those who'd like to tackle the main puzzle but feel daunted, or who can perhaps only solve a handful of clues. Appearing Monday to Friday in the puzzle pages of Times2, this crossword has a reduced 13x13 grid size and reduced difficulty too, the intention being to encourage people to take their first steps in tackling cryptic crosswords. And also to cater for those of us who have limited time to devote to our favourite pastime and need a ready-made set of puzzles that is solvable in a short space of time.
From the puzzles section of The Times our Editors have chosen the best selection of general-knowledge and definition crossword puzzles to keep even the most eager enthusiasts entertained for hours. This collection of 300 accessible puzzles are utterly addictive, yet concise enough to be solved relatively quickly. Encompassing a wide range of subjects including geography, literature, history and culture, these general-knowledge and definition-based puzzles will test your word power and broaden your horizons at the same time. With clues that are satisfyingly skillful and containing no cryptic elements, these crosswords are guaranteed to stretch your mind and entertain you equally. Puzzles selected from Times Quick Crossword Books 17, 18 and 19.
From the puzzles section of The Times our Editors have chosen the best selection of general-knowledge and definition crossword puzzles to keep even the most eager enthusiasts entertained for hours. This collection of 300 accessible puzzles are utterly addictive, yet concise enough to be solved relatively quickly. Encompassing a wide range of subjects including geography, literature, history and culture, these general-knowledge and definition-based puzzles will test your word power and broaden your horizons at the same time. With clues that are satisfyingly skillful and containing no cryptic elements, these crosswords are guaranteed to stretch your mind and entertain you equally. Puzzles taken from previously published titles Times Quick Crossword Books 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Expert crossword solver and setter, Tim Moorey, seeks to dispel the myth that cryptic crosswords are the preserve of the elite. In this new, easy guide, he demonstrates that anyone who enjoys words and word play can learn to solve a cryptic crossword clue.
"The Times 2" crossword is a challenging definition-only puzzle that is popular with puzzle-solvers who do not wish to do cryptic crosswords. The third selection in this series contains 80 crosswords to test enthusiasts and newcomers alike. "The Times 2" crossword was created in its present form in 1993. It has no cryptic clues such as those in "The Times" - but it does use a wide vocabulary and requires a reasonable level of general knowledge. The clues are made as full as possible to help the solver complete the puzzle. All the solutions are presented in clear grids at the back of the book.
500 Brain-Crunching Puzzles, Featuring 5 Popular Mind Games
Author: The Times Mind
With more than 500 assorted word puzzles and conundrums, this collection contains these favorites: Lexica--144 letter grid challenges; Polygon--144 word circle puzzles, how many words can you create?; Scrabble(TM) Challenge--64 real-life challenges to sharpen your word power; Word Watch--expand your vocabulary with 96 multiple-choice word quizzes; and Codewords--test your powers of logic with 52 word and number grids,
Are you baffled by cryptic crosswords? Do you want to increase your word power and exercise your brain, but can't always make any sense of the clues? This book is packed with all the know-how, hints and tricks you will ever need to help you find the right answers every time. From clever to cunning to downright devious, all the different types of clue are here, with tips on how to recognise them, interpret them and, of course, solve them! Not only is doing crossword puzzles a great recessionary hobby because it costs very little to pursue, but solving a daily puzzle is good for your health: it has been shown to help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's, or at least delay its onset. With around one hundred and fifty clues analysed and explained in full, you will soon be on your way to the satisfaction of completing your first crossword grid; impressing your family, friends and fellow commuters; and maybe even winning a prize!
Times 2 Jumbo Crossword appears in the newspaper twice every bank holiday weekend throughout the year. Now, all Times 2 Jumbo Crosswords, dating back to 1993, have been gathered together in this brand-new series. These 60 crosswords, each with over 80 general-knowledge clues, provide a serious challenge to even the most accomplished crossword-solvers.
200 brand new compelling and addictive word and number puzzles from The Times. Appearing daily in the newspaper, Codeword is the cracking alternative to Su Doku and Crosswords. The concept is simple: each number represents a letter, so, starting with the solved letters, use your logic and vocabulary to reveal more letters, form words, and then crack the code! The Codeword series is so popular because you don't need any prior knowledge, unlike a crossword. You can just pick up a pen and get puzzling. It steadily increases your vocabulary, as the difficulty slowly grows as you progress through the book, and even though you'll be working your brain, it's the perfect way to unwind.
Perfect for the advanced solver in need of a constant supply of ultra-difficult puzzles, this collection is guaranteed to provide hours of absorbing, brain-stretching entertainment. The puzzles are of the highest quality and supplied by Sudoku Syndication, the Sudoku suppliers to the London Times newspaper. Solvers don't need to be mathematical geniuses to solve these puzzles; it is simply a question of logic. Each puzzle has a unique solution—and there's no guesswork required.