Acknowledged as the definitive work on modern cruciverbalism, Chambers Crossword Manual is an essential handbook for crossword fans of all degrees of experience. Now substantially revised and updated, this new edition covers the history and development of crosswords, the language of crossword clues, clue types, tips on solving and other vital information for both solvers and setters. Whether you'd like to solve cryptic crosswords but don't know where to start, or you're an experienced solver who'd like to move on to advanced puzzles, or even set puzzles of your own, Chambers Crossword Manual is indispensable.
Don Manley sets crosswords under a variety of pseudonyms, including Duck, Bradman, Giovanni, Pasquale and Quixote. He is one of only a handful of people to have set crosswords for all five major 'broadsheet' newspaper groups. He has been The Observer's Azed clue-writing champion on many occasions.