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by Denise Sutherland So – what are cryptic crosswords? To the uninitiated they appear completely unfathomable, and deservedly so. The clues seem to make no sense whatsoever! Well, I’m happy to tell you that they can make sense, once you know the tricks of the trade. A cryptic crossword is a fiendish variation on the basic crossword, that was developed Read more…

The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency is celebrating a two exciting milestones! Introducing Cryptic Crossword Puzzles by Nixie (Denise Sutherland) We are absolutely delighted to welcome Denise Sutherland (alias Nixie) as our newly recruited cryptic crossword setter. Denise has been published in many publications in Australia and worldwide, as well as being an author of a range of puzzling titles.  You Read more…

We at the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency have teamed up with Denise Sutherland at Sutherland Studios (a fellow Australian puzzle writer and the designer of this great pattern) to bring you a brand new crossword puzzle knitting competition. Who would have thought knitting and crossword puzzling could go together with such effortless synergy! To enter, knit your own 1 Across Read more…