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Cryptic American hard crossword puzzles printable for solving on paper

Super challenging cryptic crosswords have been extremely common in the UK for many years, but online printable cryptic American hard crossword puzzles are really very unusual. We don't see why the Brits should have all the fun to themselves, so we've constructed some American cryptic crosswords of our own. We've made these puzzles printable so you can solve them on paper.

So, if you are tired of being sold easy and moderate crossword puzzles as hard, please click a circle below for a sample or for a pack of four really difficult puzzles, with answers, to print and try out. The print sample and sample solution are pdf downloads, so please check your download folder. The sample solution also explains the sample clues and answers.

American hard crossword puzzles printable

True cryptics are the ultimate challenge for solvers. Try the online sample of these puzzles and you will find that although they look normal, they are very different and much more engaging. Just what you would expect from a leading crossword publishing house.

Printable American hard crossword puzzles online from a leading crossword publishing company

The clues often look like coded messages in cheap spy stories. They are challenging but rigorously logical and contain every pointer you need to solve them. They also contain red herrings to deceive you and put you off the scent.

Welcome to the world of the real cryptic, a world of anagrams, wordplay and linguistic skulduggery. Sure, it's tough. But to solve these very difficult crossword puzzles, which apart from being downloadable online and printable also come with answers, you need no special qualifications except good general knowledge, good English and a logical mind.

With puzzles like these, nothing is as it seems and you will soon find yourself becoming a codebreaker. Imagine the satisfaction of controlling this deceptive world and beating the crossword setter.

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These puzzles are written for personal solution, not for publication or redistribution.