Crossword clues

If you do cryptic crosswords often enough, you probably begin to notice similar words or phrases being repeated from time to time. That's what this page is all about.

When you get stuck, type in a key word from your clue. I'll find other clues which contain the same word. They may help you explore other lines of thinking.

If you're still stuck, at some point I'll let you choose to view the answers. But only as a last resort!

If you're really stuck, there is a great crossword solver at AllWords which may be of some help.


Some caveats

The database is still fairly small; it only contains about 200 clues, so please don't be disappointed if you don't find what you're looking for.

It's also not very good at finding word stemming variations such as 'american' and 'americans', so try searching for several combinations. This will be fixed in future.


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