The first words of newspaper crosses appeared in the Sunday and Daily Express of about 1924. Crosswords were gradually picked up by other newspapers, published in the Daily Telegraph in 1925, in the Manchester Guardian in 1929 and in The Times in 1930. At first, these log puzzles were almost completely cryptic and gradually used more cryptic clues, until the completely cryptic puzzle, known today, was widely disseminated. In some newspapers, this lasted until 1960. A container message puts one set of letters in another. So: variety (UK: “advanced”) cryptic crosswords generally use a “bard grid” without black squares and a slightly smaller size; 12×12 is typical. Word boundaries are called thick lines called “bars.” In these variety puzzles, one or more clues may require a change to fit the grid, z.B. erasing or adding a letter or anagram to match other unchanged indications; The imperishable spaces can express a secret message that suits the puzzle theme once the puzzle is completely solved. The solver may also be required to determine where the answers can fit into the grid.
The answer would be SUFFRAGIST, which is “someone who wants women to vote”. The word “monstrous” indicates that we must take one letter out of two of the rest of the index, starting with the first: StUfF oF mR wAuGh Is SeT. Here, the composer intends to be the answer “Derby,” with “a” definition, “could” be the anagram indicator, and “be dry” the anagram lining. “Derby” is an anagram of “be dry.” But “be” does double duty, which means that any attempt to enigmatically read the word “[definition] [anagram indicator] [fodder]” fails: if “be” is part of the anagram indicator, then the lining is too short, but if it is part of the forage, there is no anagram; to give a correct indication, it should be “a maybe dry (5)” which is not grammatical. A variant could read hat is dry (5), but this also fails because the word “to,” which is necessary to render the sentence grammatical, follows the indicator (“reveals itself”), although it is not specified in the anagram. It is very common for a clue to use more than one wordplay method. For example, if the two words are the same length, the indication must be formulated so that only one of them can be the answer. This usually occurs by the homophone indicator next to the word which is not the definition; Therefore, in the previous example was “we hear” next to “twins” and the answer was pare instead of couple. The indicator could come between words, if they have a different length and if the list has been indicated, z.B.
in the case of “right” and “rite.” Another type of abbreviation in the indications may be the words that refer to the letters. For example, “you” refers to the letter U, “why” refers to the letter Y, etc.