Cryptic Definitions: The Soul of Cryptic Crosswords by Sanket Shrivastava

Over on my puzzle blog I have a guest post from Sanket and a cryptic clue contest. If you like things puzzly, hop on over.

Paws 4 Puzzles

Hello everyone, today Paws 4 Puzzles is happy to host Sanket Shrivastava who is going to explain to us a little about Cryptic Definitions in Cryptic Crosswords. You can find out more about Sanket over at his Puzzler’s Wednesday interview.

At the bottom of this post are 42 cryptic definition clues for you to try! And I’ve decided to turn this in a little contest. Solve the clues (or as many of them as you can fathom) and message them to me here. You have a week to work on them. At the end of the week I will choose one winner who will pick up either a PDF of my puzzle book Paws 4 Logic or an audio book or ebook of one of my fiction titles.

So without further ado here’s Sanket:

Cryptic Definitions: The Soul of Cryptic Crosswords

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