The death of Colin Dexter sadly means the loss of another of the brightest lights in the clue writing world. He won first prize in Ximenes competitions on ten occasions, and lifted the Azed cup a remarkable thirty times.
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Colin Dexter’s first Morse novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, has more links to the world of crosswords than might appear obvious
What’s in, what’s out, what needs to be shaken all about…
Use of agent nouns, eg ‘flower’ to indicate ‘Thames’
In this post we describe a ‘shorthand’ notation for the explanation of cryptic clues.
Hi, Can you help me parse this please? Batsman unable to score many wuns worn out (6) WABBIT From last weeks Mephisto. I gave up trying to parse it then. Worn out as the...
Use of non-capitalized words to indicated capitalized abbreviations
Here we move on to describe the eight basic clue types