Discover the secrets to help you solve cryptic crosswords. The secrets divulged within these pages, along with lists of the most useful crossword words, will let you tackle crosswords with confidence and brighten up your day. Nothing is as it seems in a cryptic crossword and its riddles will remain impenetrable to the untrained eye. This little book will help novice solvers begin to read between the lines. There are hints on how to decode clues and explanations of the various forms these can take; there are lists of the most useful words for crossword solving and ones detailing the obscure yet essential words which appear again and again along with much, much more. Plenty of head scratching, brain wracking and pen chewing will still be required, but there is at last a chance of cracking every clue.