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A cryptic crossword features clues written like mini word puzzles. Each clue typically consists of three things: a definition (just like a standard American crossword), a wordplay indicator, and wordplay fodder. These last two parts are unique to cryptic crosswords, and work as a set of coded instructions to lead you towards the answer. Check out our intro to cryptic crosswords for detailed examples of how cryptic clues work.

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