About The Sun Cryptic Crossword Puzzle
The Sun is a British tabloid newspaper established in 1964 that has become one of the UK's most widely-read newspapers. The newspaper and online website both feature daily crossword puzzles for readers to solve, and The Sun is known for its "two-speed crossword." This is a unique crossword with two puzzles, each providing a set of cryptic and coffee-time clues. Both puzzles contain an identical grid with the same answers. The Cryptic takes longer to complete, whereas the Coffee Time consists of quick, definition-style clues.
Where to Play
The Sun Cryptic is one of two crossword puzzles that appear in The Sun daily, as well as online at The Sun's website. If you prefer to play online, the puzzle section also offers The Sun Mini Crossword, a smaller, easier puzzle for those who may not have the time required to complete the two-speed puzzle. Users can play online free of charge without making an account.
Tips to solve The Sun Cryptic Crossword
The Sun Cryptic crossword is the more difficult of the two-speed puzzles. However, it can still be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, and does not require in-depth topical knowledge like some tougher crosswords. If you're having trouble solving today's The Sun Cryptic clues, here are some tips to help you out:
- Browse the list of clues and answer the ones you are sure of first.
- Switch between the two-speed puzzles and try to figure out some more clues (the answers are the same).
- Build off of the letters from your previous answers.
- Look up answers to clues that stump you on WordClues.