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As an average crossword solver this reviewer has enjoyed the product and would heartily recommend it, having resisted the temptation to remove one star for the poor quality of the paper. It's pretty soft and absorbent. However, the price is very reasonable and one can use a soft pencil to erase mistakes.
The solutions are given in an appendix.. If you haven't succeeded with any answer it's amusing to see how you failed. Results improve after one becomes accustomed to the way the compilers think. The puzzles are challenging and occasionally a clue can be too contrived to be fair; but hey, you didn't want them to be too easy!
I received this as a Christmas gift, good clear print, and fun to do, Each crossword is over two pages, text on one, grid on the other, I prefer one crossword and text on the same page, but that is just a personal thing. I mention only as I have seen the same preference in other reviews.
I like The Telegraph cryptic crossword books best of all - clever, amusing, entertaining, irritating - I've been doing them for years and would be lost without mine at breakfast time. Superb compilers setting out to mislead me - and more often than not succeeding! I love that!
I've always enjoying doing the Daily Telegraph cryptic crossword in the paper. (Sometimes that's all I bought the paper for). There's 100 crosswords in this book. If you like cryptic crosswords this is the book for you.