Is there a language that people learn for doing cryptic crosswords?
Yes – pretty much like any other language, you just learn a few rules and like what what do you saw with Tipsy Game. You thought okay well that looks like it suggests an anagram because of words that suggest like there’s something wrong. Then if you spot something like that that’s a really
great way to a cryptic crossword because then there are usually four or five of those in a puzzle you can spot broken words or something like that. And if you spot it you think maybe in these seven letters maybe there’s a seven letter word that I can play with and then I’m in.
How does the mind of a crypto crossword solver work?
Is it far easier for a crypto cruciverbalist to do those puzzles?
Some people are so much into word games that if they look at a menu they don’t see
desserts they see ‘stressed’ backwards. So it’s sort of an affliction and it stays
with you all the time you look at letters or words – even when you’re not playing.
There are probably lots of people out there, that try to form a word from the letters of a card number plate and many people have an affinity for this without ever realizing it.
A cruciverbalist confessed once that his wife’s name is Tailen and all he could think about was that her name was an anagram for Entail. He chose to not say it because she might have never talked to him again.
Does every Country have a Newspaper with the Cryptic Crossword in it?
Or it is specifically a British thing?
It is generally a British Thing. Although British Crosswords are being exported and syndicated in other countries newspapers. They are however written based on the British Crosswords.
New York Times crossword is into wordplay and they do do have some some little games but they’re not quite as as evil as we are with our puzzles. Perhaps not quite sure why.