Display of Lights (9): The Lives and Puzzles of the Telegraph's Six Greatest Cryptic Crossword Setters

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Pan Macmillan, 2008 - Games & Activities - 243 pages
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Far from the closeted intellectuals you might expect, these influential puzzlers have had extraordinary lives. Some are tragic, some awe-inspiring, but all are fascinating--like the puzzler who was arrested under suspicion of supplying secrets to the Nazis through his clues. The life story of each creator is offered along with an explanation of what makes their clues so fiendishly rewarding and a selection of the greatest puzzles from across their career. A Display of Lights (9)--in crossword parlance, lights is a word for "clue"--is both a great read and a collection of some of the greatest crosswords of all time. It's the perfect gift for lovers of cryptic crosswords everywhere.

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About the author (2008)

Val Gilbert has been Crossword Editor at the Telegraph since 1977. Away from the newspaper, Val is the compiler of The Daily Telegraph quick and cryptic crossword books, The Sunday Telegraph quick and cryptic titles, and The Sunday Telegraph General Knowledge Crossword series. Her expertise and inside knowledge was passed on to crossword addicts in How to Crack a Cryptic Crossword.

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