Ok, so you’ve mastered mainstream crosswords and you’d like to join the ranks of the elite and become a cryptic crossword solver? Problem solved! Our online cryptic crosswords tutorial will show you how!

Christine Lovatt will talk you through a simple cryptic crossword clue by clue – so make sure your speakers are turned on!

Each crossword clue is animated to better demonstrate the rules behind these mischievous puzzles. Click the ‘Start Tutorial’ button alongside and you’re on your way to becoming a cryptic crossword expert!