Cross Talk

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20020407

With two guests, Colin Dexter explores key elements of the crossword puzzle, using examples drawn from last week's newspapers.

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Colin Dexter continues his guide to crosswords.

Guests Sandy Balfour, Don Manley and Barbara Hall discuss their favourite cryptic clues.

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Colin Dexter, with guests actor Chris Langham and Joyce Cansfield, crossword setter from the Times, continues his guide to crosswords with a look at homophones.

Examples are drawn from last week's newspapers.

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Colin Dexter, with guests actor Patricia Greene and crossword champion Jeremy Morse, continues his guide to crosswords with a look at charades and containers.

Examples are drawn from last week's newspapers.

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Colin Dexter, with guests actor and composer Neil Innes and crossword setter Don Manley, continues his guide to crosswords, using examples drawn from last week's newspapers.

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Colin Dexter, with guests novelist Vikram Seth and Observer crossword setter Jonathon Crowther, concludes his guide to crosswords by explaining double definitions, using examples drawn from last week's newspapers.

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Colin Dexter, with guests Jonathan Crowther and Sandi Toksvig, continues his guide to crosswords with a discussion on the role of wit and humour in crossword clues.