2G04 Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners – Online

Tutor/Facilitator Colin Fryer

Date: on/from Tue 13 Sep 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.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.