About this book
A warm and funny memoir told through a cryptic crossword. As a child, Astle's hero was the Riddler, and now his crosswords appear in "The Age" and "Sydney Morning Herald". Combines a guide to solving crosswords with an autobiography.
Offering a helping hand to the perplexed and the infatuated alike, this book takes us on a tour into the secret life of words. It begins with a Master Puzzle, that leads us through each of the clues, revealing the secrets of anagrams, double meanings, manipulations, spoonerisms and hybrid clues. It is suitable for word junkies everywhere.