Learn how to solve cryptic crosswords with this interactive app, starting with the basic ideas and easiest types of clue.

Learn cryptic crosswords consists of six chapters that take you step by step through every aspect of solving cryptic clues.

How each type of clue works is clearly explained and supported by examples, with simple diagrams to illustrate key ideas.

Each topic is followed by interactive exercises and practice clues designed to reinforce the learning points, and each chapter ends with a practice puzzle to consolidate your learning.

The final chapter explains how to develop your solving skills further. It ends with a selection of newspaper puzzles and is followed by an extensive set of reference tools to use when solving.

Cryptic crosswords are fun to do and give the brain a good work out, exercising the memory and thinking skills, making new connections and extending vocabulary and general knowledge.

Learn cryptic crosswords will lead you to an enjoyable and stimulating new pastime.

What's New

Version 1.4

- Clue fixes
- App name changed

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
291 Ratings
291 Ratings

Magic Goggles

This app is genius! I usually skip cryptic crosswords in puzzle collections but thought it was high time to learn. Within a couple of hours of using this app I looked at a crossword that I had previously attempted and suddenly it was like wearing magic goggles, the answers sprung out at me and seemed so simple! What a lovely new hobby I now have. Thank you!

Beens Shell

Cryptic Crosswords... a brilliant app!

I am so enjoying this app... I have always wanted to learn to do cryptic crosswords having long been a fan of quick crosswords. This app is fantastic. I am gradually learning all the tricks, and it is such fun to do when I have a quiet few minutes, travelling, queueing or just chilling. Love it! Works well on my phone even offline.


Great app!

I’ve never understood cryptic crossword clues (even when I’ve tried working backwards from the answers!)and yet they’ve always intrigued me.

This app gives clear step by step explanations and worked examples of the various types of clues and a systematic approach to finding the answers.

Each section has practice clues to work through, breaking each one down into its component parts, with extra support if you need it, and finishes with an actual crossword where every clue is of the type you’ve just been practising.

It’s really excellent!


Teazel Limited
33.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Teazel Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. Access to every chapter £4.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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