A Conversation for How to Solve 'The Times' Crossword
Spiff Started conversation Oct 3, 2001
As a keen (if sometimes frustrated) Times CW solver, I, just wanted to say that I like the entry. Nice work.
I can understand that some people might find it daunting, but it is amazing how quickly the "rules of the game" become firmly established in your mind. You look at a clue and try to recognise some element that reveals how it works. Then you can start to look for the answer. I love it!
I often hear people say things like, "Oh no, I wouldn't know where to begin." when refering to the CW, and I hope your article helps some people to discover firstly that they can solve some of the clues most of the time, but also that they can solve all of the clues some of the time! A remarkably satisfying experience.
manolan Posted Oct 4, 2001
Thanks for your kind words. It has to be said, however, that I've been having absolutely no luck this week, at all. Yesterday, I think I managed a grand total of 4 answers.
Spiff Posted Oct 5, 2001
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