I have written a number of crosswords, both concise and cryptic. In my concise crosswords, the meaning of the clues is obvious, the clues are straight. Tthe crosswords I write are cryptic crosswords, and I have included a couple of examples:
I wrote the puzzle below as a “quiptic” crossword, for the Guardian website. Quiptic crosswords are a simple version of a cryptic crossword. For more examples of crosswords, visit the Guardian crossword page. The Guardian crossword site is subsciption-only.
The next puzzle is a crossword designed for the Institute of Financial Sevices newsletter.
Download the puzzle here pinkie-cryptic-spring06.pdf- and once more you can ask me for the answers!
Have fun – and once again I’d love to hear your comments