Hisashi has been setting British-style cryptic crosswords since 2008. He has substantial setting experience for Varsity Publications and has been featured twice by Alberich of the Financial Times.

If you're new to cryptics, you might be interested in the Analysed Puzzles section of the site. Here, each clue is broken down structurally so that you can see how it works. You can solve an Analysed Puzzle as you would a difficult quick crossword - but, of course, it's still a lot more interesting! These puzzles provide a great first step into the (sometimes slightly daunting) world of cryptic crosswords.

Please feel free to have a go at the puzzles here, and do get in touch if you have any questions. If you'd like to commision a puzzle then please get in touch as well.

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