Play Lovatts Daily Online Cryptic Crossword – Flash version

Flash technology is being discontinued in 2020. We recommend you try our HTML5 version here as we’ll be closing the Flash game pages shortly.

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Cryptic Tutorial

Christine Lovatt, Australia’s Cryptic Queen, will talk you through a simple cryptic crossword clue by clue.

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

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