Cracking Cryptics     @imranghory
Cryptics & Codebreaking                    TextCracking Cryptics          @imranghory
Mobile         Regular Clue   Portable Telephone (6)           CrypticTelephone makes me boil! (6)                        ...
Cryptic Definition                    DefinitionTo call upon while travelling?             (6)        IndicatorCracking Cryp...
Charades         “mob”                  “I”           “le”The unruly crowd, I and thefrench male are roaming (6)          ...
Telephone makes me boil! (6)Cracking Cryptics   @imranghory
Anagram Definition                       FodderTelephone makes me boil! (6)                    IndicatorCracking Cryptics  ...
The centre of the mob I lead   was not stationary (6)Cracking Cryptics   @imranghory
Hidden Word    Indicator                  FodderThe centre of the mob I lead   was not stationary (6)                     ...
Transportable baby toy (6)Cracking Cryptics   @imranghory
Double Definition  Transportable baby toy (6)        Definition      DefinitionCracking Cryptics     @imranghory
Small mammal swallows two-way communication device (6)Cracking Cryptics   @imranghory
Container    “Mole”                             “bi”Small mammal swallows two-way communication device (6)                ...
I hear Simpsons barkeep’s liver contents are on the move (6)Cracking Cryptics   @imranghory
HomophoneIndicator           “Moe”                 “Bile”I hear Simpsons barkeep’s liver contents are on the move (6)     ...
Headless immobile multi-user    dungeon monster (6)Cracking Cryptics   @imranghory
DeletionIndicator           FodderHeadless immobile multi-user    dungeon monster (6)                    DefinitionCracking...
Travelling Eli bombed before         returning (5)Cracking Cryptics   @imranghory
Reversal  Definition          Fodder           IndicatorTravelling Eli bombed before         returning (5)                 ...
You now know the 9 basic    type of cryptic clues !Cracking Cryptics   @imranghory
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Cracking Cryptics (Ignite OTA11)

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Slides for Imran Ghory's Cracking Cryptics talk given at Ignite Over The Air 2011.

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  • Cracking Cryptics (Ignite OTA11)

    1. 1. Cracking Cryptics @imranghory
    2. 2. Cryptics & Codebreaking TextCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    3. 3. Mobile Regular Clue Portable Telephone (6) CrypticTelephone makes me boil! (6) photo: Nicholas O’LearyCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    4. 4. Cryptic Definition DefinitionTo call upon while travelling? (6) IndicatorCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    5. 5. Charades “mob” “I” “le”The unruly crowd, I and thefrench male are roaming (6) DefinitionCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    6. 6. Telephone makes me boil! (6)Cracking Cryptics @imranghory
    7. 7. Anagram Definition FodderTelephone makes me boil! (6) IndicatorCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    8. 8. The centre of the mob I lead was not stationary (6)Cracking Cryptics @imranghory
    9. 9. Hidden Word Indicator FodderThe centre of the mob I lead was not stationary (6) DefinitionCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    10. 10. Transportable baby toy (6)Cracking Cryptics @imranghory
    11. 11. Double Definition Transportable baby toy (6) Definition DefinitionCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    12. 12. Small mammal swallows two-way communication device (6)Cracking Cryptics @imranghory
    13. 13. Container “Mole” “bi”Small mammal swallows two-way communication device (6) DefinitionCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    14. 14. I hear Simpsons barkeep’s liver contents are on the move (6)Cracking Cryptics @imranghory
    15. 15. HomophoneIndicator “Moe” “Bile”I hear Simpsons barkeep’s liver contents are on the move (6) DefinitionCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    16. 16. Headless immobile multi-user dungeon monster (6)Cracking Cryptics @imranghory
    17. 17. DeletionIndicator FodderHeadless immobile multi-user dungeon monster (6) DefinitionCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    18. 18. Travelling Eli bombed before returning (5)Cracking Cryptics @imranghory
    19. 19. Reversal Definition Fodder IndicatorTravelling Eli bombed before returning (5) IndicatorCracking Cryptics @imranghory
    20. 20. You now know the 9 basic type of cryptic clues !Cracking Cryptics @imranghory

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