How to Solve a Cryptic Crossword: Timeshift
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Monday 07 December, 8:00pm – 9:00pm , BBC4
Tuesday 08 December, 2:05am – 3:05am , BBC4
Friday 11 December, 1:35am – 2:35am , BBC4
The only way to see this now is via the BBC iPlayer – see link below
A look at the world of cryptic crosswords, offering up the secrets of these seemingly impenetrable puzzles. Crossword setter Don Manley, aka Giovanni & Quixote, reveals the tricks that compilers use to bamboozle and entertain solvers using a crossword he created especially for the programme. We also find out why Britain became home to the cryptic crossword, how a crossword nearly put paid to the D-Day invasion and why London Underground is elevating the crossword to an art form.
[Extract from Radio Times]
If you missed the first broadcast, then set your recorder for one of the other transmission times
or use the BBC iPlayer link provided below by Peter Biddlecombe (UK only, I’m afraid) !!