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Diabolically Arcane

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Posts tagged with cryptic court:

Cryptic Court 9

Posted on 27 February, 2014

Cryptic Court 8

Posted on 21 November, 2013

Cryptic Court 7

Posted on 31 January, 2013

Cryptic Court 6

Posted on 3 October, 2012

Cryptic Court 4

Posted on 20 June, 2012

Cryptic Court 3

Posted on 15 March, 2012

The Case of Case

Posted on 25 January, 2012

Cryptic Court 2

Posted on 2 November, 2011

Cryptic Court

Posted on 28 July, 2011

Wordburger Awaits!

Welcome all puzzle-lovers, including any chompers of the Wordburger book or app. (Check them out if you enjoy words & trickery.) And if you still crave more alphabet mischief, click on the burger icon above for a fresh serve.



Packed with games, pickles, codes and cheesy puns, Wordburger is your chance to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites. Ideal for wordy kids keen to open a new language door, or grown-ups who want to cut their cryptic teeth. Click here. 

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Riddles in song, in code, in pictures. From Ireland & Wonderland, Einstein & Pompeii. Riddledom reveals 101 wry questions from 50+ languages & shares their secrets. A book to unlock culture via conundrum. Order here.

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Cluetopia roams the planet – and century – to find fresh crossword stories in 30+ languages. From shipwrecks to hoaxes, Cluetopia is a holiday for the head. Buy here.

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Riddledom Rave

If you missed my riddle chat with Richard Fidler, then feel free to slurp the podcast at http://ab.co/1I9t1x5