Questions tagged [cryptic-crosswords]

Cryptic crosswords are a special type of crossword puzzle where clues combine a definition with wordplay. Use [crosswords] where the clues don't obey the conventions of cryptic crosswords; [cryptic-clues] or [crossword-clues] for clues not assembled into whole crosswords.

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Sneaks and Addlers

This is part 18 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, This is an I Have No Idea What I’m Doing crossword. The clues are a mix of 10 ...
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Is there a name for crosswords where the surface of the vertical clues resemble the solutions to the horizontal and vice versa?

Occasionally a crossword (often cryptic ones) would have a twist to them, such as being a 'nina': A Nina is a special feature of the crossword grid: a word, words or phrase hidden within a pattern of ...