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What is a cryptic crossword?

Question asked by: mrquestion

Asked on: 29 Jan 2010

A cryptic crossword is one that has lots of clues that are not straight clues.

This means that the clue has to be analysed and broken down to work out what it means.

This is as opposed to a standard crossword that is either general knowledge based or a quick crossword where you simply need to work out the answer to the clue, in a cryptic you need to work out what the CLUE MEANS first before then working out what the answer is.

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Replied at: 29 Jan 2010
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