Cryptic Crosswords

Cryptic Crosswords

Are you interested in joining the group?

Please use the Contact Form on this page to let the Group Convenor know of your interest.  They will get back to you as soon as possible.

Group Convenor: Bob Leven

Meeting place: Zoom

Meeting Day: Friday - Weekly

Time: 10 am - 12 am

Group Size: No current limit

Vacancies: Yes


Group Objectives

We welcome anyone to the group. Einstein types to the very dimmest, like most of us!

More seriously…

To the inexperienced solver, cryptic crosswords can seem like complete nonsense. I recall looking at a cryptic for the first time (with the answers!), being completely lost by how the clues in front of me could possibly give the solution.

Those who engage their brains to solve the clues is to understand that ALL cryptic crossword clues follow a prescribed set of rules that once understood, can be used to easily decipher even the toughest of clues. Our objective is to teach you how to properly approach a cryptic crossword by breaking down each clue into easily solvable parts.

The key is not to be intimidated and to 'learn' how to approach the clues and understand the mind of the compiler.

To quote the meerkat, 'Simples'!

Our meetings usually take place via Zoom. The group members receive an email prior to the next meeting with details of:

Time, location, and date.

Our meetings usually last for around two hours.

Members are expected to respond to the email sent out by the group convenor to let them know if they can make the meeting.


Envelope Icon

Contact The Group's Convenor

You can contact us by completing the form below or emailing

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid phone number.
Please enter a message.
Please check the captcha to verify you are not a robot.