Dedicated puzzle enthusiasts see it too often: ordinary crosswords with ho-hum clues like aToledoas lakea for ERIE. That means they need to spice up their solving with the pure puzzling pleasure of cryptic crosswords. Here, each clue offers double the dose of wordplay: to find the answer, theyall have to do a little extra decipheringarecognizing a homophone, for example, or working out a charade. Once fans try cryptics, theyall never return to regular crosswords again!ACROSS 1 PROTEGE (anag.) 6 *BE(R)ETS 10 *(s)LANDER 11 BEGON(e) + I + A 12 FLOE (hom.) 13 BO(SO)X 14 E(B)ON 15 SCAT (2 defs.) ... 2 RABBI + TRY 3 *ON(I) + ON 4 (r)EELS 5 *GRO + CER (rev.) 6 *BELTS (2 defs.) ... Below the diagrama#39;s only aquot;Uaquot; is the treasure: PYRITE (foola#39;s gold). ... p R 0 T E G E B E R E T S L A N D E R B E G 0 N 1 A 1 B 1 F L 0 E L B 0 S 0 X E B 0 N S C A T A M U T O S 1anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Atlantic Cryptic Crosswords|
|Author||:||Emily Cox, Henry Rathvon|
|Publisher||:||Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2009-05-05|