A Clue to Our Lives: 85 Years of the Guardian Cryptic Crossword

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Starting with the first "Guardian" crossword in 1929, this book contains a selection of puzzles from the last 80 years of the "Guardian" newspaper including reader correspondence plus fascinating coverage of the setters themselves. This is a new book from the author of "Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose". This is a cryptic social history that reveals how world events have been reflected in the clues of the "Guardian" cryptic crossword since 1929. The result is both a humorous and affectionate telling of the twin stories of the paper and its puzzles, its setters and its solvers, its tempora and its mores.

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Sandy Balfour is crossword editor at the Guardian. He is author of 'Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose' (8): 'A Memoir of Love, Exile and Crosswords' (2004) and 'I Say Nothing: My Family and Other Puzzles' (2006). He is a noted social reformer and currently chairs the multinational chocolate company, Divine, with the twin aims of making rich people fat and poor people rich.

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