Play Lovatts Free Online Cryptic Crossword

Cryptic means ‘mystifying or having secret meaning’, so in these crosswords the answers to the clues are deliberately hidden. In every clue there are two ways to get the answer – There’s the true definition and the sneaky way round. It’s just a matter of knowing how to look at each clue to unlock the answer. Good luck!

Don’t know where to start? View our ONLINE CRYPTIC CROSSWORD TUTORIAL.

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

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