Cryptic Crossword Tutorial: Mastering the Riddles
There are seven types of cryptic crossword riddles. Some are harder than others but each one is a form of word play.
Which type of riddle do you want to learn about first?
Riddle Type #1: The delightful anagram
Riddle Type #2: The dastardly composed clues
Riddle Type #3: The clever double-meaning
Riddle Type #4: The palm-slap homophone
Riddle Type #5: The (surprisingly well) hidden word
Riddle Type #6: The easy-peasy first or last letter clue
Riddle Type #7: The “second verse, same as the first” clue
Bonus Riddle Type: The igpay atinlay ueclay
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