‘Finding hidden words in cryptic clues …’

LESSON 9 in ‘How to solve cryptic crosswords’

Many people are not aware that crossword compilers may use hidden words where the complete answer to the cryptic clue is visible within the clue. Your job is to find it!

Pointers such as among, embraces, from, holds, in, a piece of suggest you should look at the clue very carefully.

The answer you are seeking may be included within a clue word, but more usually it is formed by using the end of one word and the beginning of another.

A nice example is The best part of verbose literature (5). The answer is ELITE meaning best part and it is formed from verbosE LITErature.

It time to move on to the role of sound ...

Lesson 10: Words that sound like others …