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Take a Crossword's Cryptic Class - Episode 13

If you need a little help in solving cryptic crosswords, look no further than our Cryptic Class videos!

Episode 13 gives a few specific hints to help you solve Cryptic Corner, found on page 55 of Take a Crossword Issue 1, but it will help you out with approaching any cryptic crossword!

So if you've always wondered why Spoils of War (4) gives MARS, or Die of Cold (3, 4) becomes ICE CUBE, this is where to start!

If you missed our previous episodes that covered other aspects of solving cryptic crosswords, you can still see them here. Watch them all and you'll be a whizz in no time at all!

Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LJE_manYuw

Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsps6Y734UQ

Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfShga_R3Fo

Episode 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuNwv4QaDm4

Episode 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDbhRqYQiK8

Episode 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSuQyPGDyBA

Episode 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MG3v5qSGMc

Episode 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkhPPUN5SlQ

Episode 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do28oPrKYHE

Episode 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_nC2cpQhKc

Episode 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je1eWaSXjog

Episode 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIHDm8cZxv0

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The latest issues of your favourite mini magazines are out in shops now! From arrowwords to wordsearches, crosswords to codebreakers — whatever your favourite puzzle, there is sure to be a title for you. 

That's not all either, Mini Arrowwords Collection is also available as a MagApp for your iPad. Click here to download it from the App Store today! 

Look out for them in Morrisons, W H Smith, Martin McColl or from your local newsagent. Issue 36s (and Mini Arrowwords Collection issue 24, and Mini Hide'n'Seek Wordsearch 6) are on sale now. Look out for the next issues from 8 May.


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