Cryptic Crosswords

Here’s the scoop on the cryptic crosswords we took a brief look at Friday, if you’re interested in knowing more. The tiny ones we looked at in class were from the book pictured here. It seems like a good one to start with:

Cryptic CrosswordsGames Magazine’s World Cryptic Crosswords, by Mike Shenk
Paperback: 80 pages
Published by Random House Puzzles & Games (1992)
ISBN# 0812919998

If you’d like to order a copy, you can find it at, along with a bunch of others.

If you want some right now, you can find quite a few at, as well as many other places (I’m sure!), that I don’t have time to track down right now. If you spot a good site, paste it into a comment here, eh?