Study reveals what it takes to become a cryptic crossword expert – and it's more than just practice

After many years of practice, I finally feel like I can approach a cryptic crossword with confidence instead of cowering in fear. This study suggests that it's not just practice that makes one a good cryptic solver, but also "a leaning towards maths, science and code-cracking and a strong desire to engage your brain even in your leisure time."


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