2G04 Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners – Online

Tutor/Facilitator Colin Fryer

Date: on/from Tue 15 Mar 2022 to end year
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 9:30-11:00

Delivered ZOOM

Other information

Learn and practise the brain-teasing fun of solving cryptic crosswords: the basic forms of cryptic clues, the tricks used by the compilers and tricks for solvers to use. Opportunities to solve puzzles together and to practise at home. The course is designed for absolute beginners; it could suit also members with very limited experience with cryptic puzzles. Members with moderate experience could join at any time after the beginning of term 2, when we will have small groups solving puzzles together in breakout rooms.

REQUIREMENTS: Note paper, pen/pencil, preferably the ability to print electronic documents. Beginners should make sure that they don’t miss any of the first three classes.

NOTE: A member who cannot or does not wish to use Zoom to join the online classes could enroll in Course 2G01 which provides for a few people to be with Colin at his home during the online course. In that way they will join the class and take part in all the learning and practising that the course provides.
TUTOR: Colin is a retired engineer with a love of words and language. He lives with several books of cryptic puzzles at his bedside and completes David Astle’s puzzle in the Friday Age every week.