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This PDF illustrates Tim Moorey's analysis of different types of clues and the respective tell-tale signs for each.  Clue Types
Tips and Conventions This PDF offers advice on how to approach whole puzzles and to tackle cryptic clues. 
In this PDF,Tim Moorey lists many abbreviations commonly used by cryptic crossword setters.  Abbreviations
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How to Master the Times Crossword

Tim Moorey's book, How to Master The Times Crossword, includes countless tips that apply not only to crosswords in The Time but also to cryptic crosswords generally.  

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