I Say Nothing (3)

My Family and Other Puzzles

Sandy Balfour

RRP: £9.99

12 October 2006

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843545170

RRP: £5.99

1 August 2013

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782393726

This delightful book explores the world of the cryptic crossword clue, a place where nothing is quite as it seems. From reflections on his children’s musical tastes (might ABBA be an Old Testament citation?) to veiled digs at Labour’s foreign policy (‘What could be subtler during search for weapon!’ 7, 4), each of Sandy Balfour’s perfectly proportioned essays is a joyful investigation of these devilishly difficult puzzles and the life they punctuate.