Puzzled: Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words

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Profile Books Limited, 2012 - Authors, Australian - 405 pages
David Astle offers a helping hand to the perplexed and the infatuated alike, taking us on a personal tour into the secret life of words. Beginning with a 'master puzzle', he leads us through each of the clues, chapter by chapter, revealing the secrets of anagrams, double meanings, manipulations, spoonerisms and hybrid clues.

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User Review  - dtw42 - LibraryThing

An entertaining enough introduction to cryptic crosswords by a master setter and wordplay-oholic. The book starts with a sample crossword for readers to have a go at, followed by chapters themed ... Read full review

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David Astle - better known as DA, compiler of the killer Friday cryptic crossword in the Sydney Morning Herald - sets out a bit about his life in words, and a lot about the "rules" of cryptic clues ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

David Astle is a Melbourne-based writer of non-fiction, fiction and drama. He co-hosts Letters and Numbers (the Australian version of Countdown) as the dictionary expert, and his puzzles appear in Australian papers The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

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