Kingsbridge Estuary

Cryptic Crosswords

The new Beginners course planned for October 2019 has been postponed with the possibility of a start in November.

The Cryptic Crossword Solvers Beginners course is normally only offered once a year. Though the course has been postponed it is still possible to put your name down if you are interested in joining. Contact Andy as shown below

The course lasts 10 sessions and is both challenging and enjoyable. It is aimed at the complete beginner as well as the person who enjoys trying to complete the occasional clue in one of the daily newspapers.

Over the years the Beginners course has introduced more than 40 people to the joys of Cryptic Crosswords. Several of the original intake are still coming, such is their enjoyment of the challenges of Cryptic Crosswords as well as the significant importance of this friendly and lively group.

Once through the 10 Beginners sessions group members are encouraged to find their enjoyment level - from easy to fiendish. The emphasis is on everyone reaching their own level of success while always wanting to come back for more!

A normal session will consist of 20-25 people attempting two crosswords over two hours. There is a spread of ability and, to accommodate this, each table is set different crosswords. We use the Daily Telegraph Cryptic, Times Quick Cryptic and the Guardian Cryptic crosswords.

Members are encouraged to initially work independently, then to work in groups to try and defeat the crossword compiler! This process has proven to be very popular and makes for a friendly and lively environment

Gill's pictures (below) are from 1st November 2018 (click one to see it full size).

Groups hard at  workAileen and TriciaAnitaBeginners being taught by AndyNoel and Jane

The more advanced groups always welcome new members.

The Cryptic Crossword group meets twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at the West Charleton Village Hall 10am-12noon.

If you are interested in joining this enthusiastic & friendly group or would just like to try it out please contact Andy on 581164 or click Cryptic Crosswords to email.

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