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  • n. Plural form of cryptic.

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Examples

  • "That's 95% of the knocks on McCain's ads ... they're racist dog whistle, secret codes, hidden cryptics ... blah blah blah ..."

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  • That's 95% of the knocks on McCain's ads ... they're racist dog whistle, secret codes, hidden cryptics ... blah blah blah ...

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  • Sure she does - I can tell - all the literary references, different kinds of clues that are totally different than anything you encounter in bland American crosswords - cryptics are a trip.

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  • Enough cryptics I think I just noun-ed an adjective.

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  • I went to a Christmas Party recently, and one of the games played involved cryptics, or word puzzles where you have to fill in the missing words from common phrases in which you supplied the first letter of each missing word.

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  • Beyond that he cryptics only that "it didn't work out", and cranks up the music to forestall any further questions.

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  • I find his cryptics to be easier, more intuitive, and better than most others. recommended P&A Magazine in a post I made ages ago, and it is so freaking awesome.

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  • (I say American because cryptics are already a bit too hard for me, but when all the clues rely on UK puns/references I'd have more fun just making up words that fit the spaces.)

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  • Oh and for the American cryptic crosswords, try to find cryptics by Fraser Simpson.

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  • There are several types; acrostics (usually every other week), American English cryptics, diagramless, etc.

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