This course teaches the rules of cryptic crosswords, clue structure, and standard and some advanced clue types. It teaches basic and some advanced solving strategies, and techniques for training cognitive functions including memory access, problem solving, and analytic reasoning. By the end of this course, beginners will have the skills to solve most cryptic clues, and techniques to take home and practice.
This course is for those who already have some experience with solving cryptics, and want to develop their knowledge and skills. It teaches advanced solving strategies, as well as methods for setting your own clues - this allows you to get inside the mind of the setter, further developing your solving skills.
The course typically runs for 3 hours, either in the morning or afternoon. We also do ad-hoc extended courses, summer schools, company away days and more.
The course is run in different venues across the UK. Crossword Tutors choose venues with a quiet space for focussed learning, but also with facilities for refreshments - typically a library, bar/café function room, or college setting.
Click here for prices for our current courses. Our fee covers the tutor, venue, and materials. We offer discounts for concessions and groups - check the courses page for more info. A great price for a skill for life!
We also offer tailor-made classes, workshops and courses - get in touch and let us know exactly what you'd like.