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Cryptic crossword clues — why are they so tricky? Even when you find out the answer to a clue, it may be far from obvious.

Any time you need help, ask Roger Blitz, FT crossword editor. Post in the comments section below which clue is driving you to distraction, or which answer still leaves you stumped. And while you are working on another clue, he will post a reply.

Interactive crosswords on the FT app

Subscribers can now solve the FT’s Daily Cryptic, Polymath and FT Weekend crosswords on the iOS and Android apps

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