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*Cryptic Crosswords: Course

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners: Course

This six-week course will teach you how to solve cryptic crosswords. It starts with the simplest ideas and easiest types of clue and gradually builds to the more advanced aspects of clue solving.

Course details

Six Zoom sessions from 9:30-11:00am on Tuesdays —June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6.
Group size 12 to 32, with places allocated on a first come first served basis.

There will be a small amount of optional home study between sessions.
The course tutor is Henry Howarth, the u3a Subject Adviser for Crosswords.

What you will need -

A laptop, iPad or tablet computer.
A copy of the course book Learn How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords: A Course for Beginners available from book sellers including Amazon, Waterstones and lulu.com.
You may need to allow up to ten working days for delivery of the book.
You can download the first chapter from the book download here — scroll down to the bottom of the page and it is the last PDF.

Join the course via Beacon Members Portal

You can contact Henry the course leader via the Beacon Members Portal

Please address any other queries to the Groups Co-Ordinator.

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