We are proud to introduce our 'new' Cryptic puzzle 'interactive' page. If you would prefer to download and print these games in PDF click here:
In addition to the manner described below (see buttons section), you can also print the solutions to these puzzles here:
Game play typically begins in one of two ways :
(i) Click on any square in the grid , this will highlight either a row or column (and the associated clue), then using your keyboard simply type in words in typical crossword fashion.
(ii) Click on any clue to the right of the game board (which will highlight the selected clue in the grid), then using
Start over- Simply restarts or clears the game board (grid)
Cell Solution- Reveals a single letter in the selected square on the grid
Reveal- (Must have clue highlighted) Reveals the single solution of the selected clue.
Solution- A cheat, will reveal the entire crossword solution
Pencil- Used to place temporary guesses (italicized) in the grid.
*TIMER* : For a self-challenge( or to challenge friends) we have added a timer to test your 'speed' acumen.
There are many articles and publications which can be of vital importance on this topic of cryptic crossword ,below we have included some of the better ones:
(a) Our page CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
(b) NEW YORKER ARTICLE : http://www.primate.wisc.edu/people/hamel/newyorker.html
(c) CRYPTIC CROSSWORD DICTIONARY: http://bestforpuzzles.com/cryptic-crossword-dictionary/c.html
(d) WIKIPEDIA : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptic_crossword
NOTE : sources b, c, and d above will take you away from our pages, please open these links in a new page , or use your web browsers back button (not all browsers may have this feature) , to return to our pages.