Hugh Stephenson, Guardian Crossword Editor Since 2015, the Mill in Cambridge has hosted an unusually fiendish quiz that combines the pub's warmth with the logic and wordplay of the cryptic crossword. This unique book is the work of the artist Frank Paul who has gathered the best rounds from the Mill's quiz night - filled to the brim with drawings as exquisite and intricate as the puzzles to challenge and amuse you and your fellow quiz-fans. Questions might take the form of wordsearch poems, jokes, rebuses, 11+ exam-style analogies (but far more fun), and a round that allows contestants to use each letter of the alphabet only once in their answers. There's even a murder mystery to sink your teeth into, and a bewildering encounter with the Sphinx. Among the rounds you will find: Spot the Similarities, Foot in Mouth, Premature Obituaries, Advent Calendar of Doom, Motion Picture Mixture, Crawl Inside My Idiom Attic, Gogglebox Jigsaw, Chemical Element Blind Date, and so many more. A rewarding challenge, The Cryptic Pub Quiz will bring joy to everyone from the Tuesday night pub quiz fan to the cryptic crossword aficionado, and all who cannot resist having their minds bent, blown and boggled.
Author: Paul, Frank
Publication date: 01/02/2018