Have you ever picked up a crossword puzzle and been put off by clues which seem to make no sense? Or struggled through a cryptic crossword for hours only to find that the last few clues elude you? Then this new Group
it could be perfect for you!
Co-ordinator: Sheila Massey
Who is it for?
Anyone with an interest in learning the secrets of solving cryptic crosswords. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience wishing to sharpen their skills.
How will the Group work?
A U3A-recommended course book is available, entitled Learn How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords: A Course for Beginners. Discounted price for U3A members £10 (retail £14.99). Members will need to purchase a copy of this book at the start of the course. The only other requirement is a pen or pencil.
The group will work through this course book, which explains step-by-step all you need to learn about different types of clues, with examples and practice exercises. The Facilitator (that’s me!) will lead the sessions, and some homework may be required!
If all this sounds a bit too much like school, don’t worry. It WILL be fun! The book is brilliant and success is guaranteed for everyone.
Where and when?
The Lounge, Christchurch, Thievesdale Lane
Weekly, Monday 10.00 – 11.30
First meeting: Monday 5th November
Great! Just drop me an email with your name and email address as soon as possible, to get an idea of numbers. Learning is much more fun together!