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Cracking Cryptics


Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF

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Cracking Cryptics


A light-hearted look at the mysteries of cryptic crosswords

Tony Long's amusing talk on how to master the art of solving cryptic crosswords is a real treat for crossword lovers as well as those who would like to get started. Cracking Cryptics comes to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts on Sunday 18 February at 2pm. Tickets are £10. Suitable for all ages.

Millions of people attempt to solve crosswords every day. Many enjoy the cryptic ones where the clues are far from straightforward. On trains and buses all over the land people can be seen trying to solve them. But how do you acquire the skills to be able to master these puzzles? Now there is an amusing and entertaining solution to this problem!

During the show, Tony explains the different kinds of clues encountered, gives his three golden rules for solving them, and includes numerous examples of cryptic clues. He involves the audience throughout and the show is peppered with humorous quips and quotes, providing light relief from all the hard work.

Tony Long has been solving cryptic crosswords for fifty years and compiling them for twenty. He has solved well over 10,000 puzzles and still enjoys solving one every day of the year. Tony also has over 30 years’ stage experience, acting and directing for amateur theatre groups. He has devised a light-hearted and amusing show that covers all aspects of solving cryptic crosswords and is fully illustrated on the big screen.

Cracking Cryptics is a must for everyone interested in cryptic crosswords, from the complete novice to the experienced solver.


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