Cryptic Crosswords & How to Solve Them: Official American Mensa Puzzle Book
by Fred Piscop
Welcome to the world of cryptic crosswords, where no clue is as simple as it seems. Here's where you can uncover the secrets to solving these tricky puzzles and then test out your new-found skills on some of the toughest examples you've ever seen! For the first part of the book, in-depth, step-by-step notes and annotations explain how to solve each type of clue. Learn how...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Sterling Publishing (NY)
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This book is nice and clear, and friendly. It has a good selection of practice crosswords, arranged by clue type, and good explanations of all the clue devices generally found in the standard sorts of cryptics. It's also a rarity — written for the American market, where cryptics are not widely done!