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Saturday 2nd July, 2022

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Cryptic Crossword Clue Types

Most cryptic crosswords employ a variety of different clue types and recognising the type of clue is part of the battle in solving it.

Click on a type listed below to find out more about that form of clue, how to spot them, and tips for solving them!


Hidden Words

Word Constructions



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