A unique insight into the cryptic crossword setting world and the secrets of the setters revealed with one of the UK's most respected crossword setters. Jonathan Crowther is one of the UK's best-known and most respected cryptic crossword setters, setting under the pseudonym Azed in the Observer for over 30 years. Collins A--Z of Crosswords combines Jonathan Crowther's own take on the world of cryptic crosswords, with what's allowed -- and what really shouldn't be! -- in clue setting. With reviews of the work of the major clue-setters working today; and with puzzles chosen to illustrate each setter's quirks and idiosyncrasies, this is the ideal book for all cryptic crossword enthusiasts.