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Secrets of the Setters


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Secrets of the Setters by Hugh Stephenson
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This book is an indispensable companion for anyone who has tried - and failed - to master the Guardian's devilishly difficult cryptic crossword. Packed with examples from the Guardian's celebrated compilers - from Araucaria and Rufus to Bunthorne and Janus - Secret's of the Setters explains how all the different types of cryptic clue work and shows how to spot the tricks of the compiler's trade. It also includes practice puzzles and handy lists of words and abbreviations that setters commonly use as their cryptic building blocks.

Author Biography

Hugh Stephenson is the Guardian crossword editor, who has edited Quick Crosswords volumes 1, 2 and 3, and Cryptic Crosswords volume 1.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Guardian Books
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