Whatever can those clues mean? How can you possibly work out the answers? For those who have felt too daunted to start, here's the friendly, non-critical course for you. We will be using the Telegraph Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 1, ISBN 9780600635192 £7.99. Please obtain a copy before the course begins, but check the ISBN as there are other books with similar titles! Attendance for the first week of term is crucial as we'll be going through the basic principles together. Thereafter we'll be practising those principles, and we won't really have the time to go back, so if you are unable to attend week one please do not apply.