Puzzled: Secrets and clues from a life in words by David Astle

Puzzled: Secrets and clues from a life in words

byDavid Astle

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2012

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As a child, David Astle's hero was the Riddler. Figuring out brainteasers like 'Where is a man drowned but still not wet?' (quicksand) and 'How many sides has a circle?' (two - the inside and the outside) became an obsession and, eventually, his life: his cryptic crosswords now appear in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald every week, to the delight and frustration of thousands.

In Puzzled, Astle offers a helping hand to the perplexed and the infatuated alike, taking us on a personal tour into the secret life of words. Beginning with a Master Puzzle, he leads us through each of the clues, chapter by chapter, revealing the secrets of anagrams, double meanings, manipulations, spoonerisms and hybrid clues. More than a how-to manual and more than a memoir, Puzzled is a book for word junkies everywhere.

Title:Puzzled: Secrets and clues from a life in wordsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:ProfileLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847658164

ISBN - 13:9781847658166