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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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''I used to regret not being born Catholic because it meant I'd been denied the joys of self-flagellation. Then I discovered DA and he solved my problem.' Bill Leak, cartoonist, and anagram of Killable
'He's the Sergeant Pepper of cryptic crosswords. A complete mindf**k.' Geoffrey Rush, actor, and anagram of Gruffy Heroes

Many a puzzle solver has battled against the devilish mind of long-time crossword maker and wordaholic David Astle, known to many as DA. In Puzzled he holds out a helping hand to the lost and perplexed taking us on a personal tour into the secret life of words. Clue by clue, chapter by chapter, we step through a central puzzle, uncovering and unravelling word-secrets as we go. The Steve Irwin Fluke, the Swastika Accident, the Abracadabra Pyramid - hidden meanings, anagrams, reversals - all the Dark Arts are finally revealed. More than a how-to manual, more than a memoir, Puzzled enlightens us about cryptics and delights in the quirky realm of wordplay. It is a book for word junkies everywhere.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2010 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: ix, 410p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: September 2010
      ISBN: 9781742372785 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

David Astle : Puzzled : Secret Clues from a Life Lost in Words Jean Bedford , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2014;

— Review of Puzzled : Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words David Astle 2010 single work autobiography
Memoir Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 September 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Puzzled : Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words David Astle 2010 single work autobiography
Memoir Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 September 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Puzzled : Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words David Astle 2010 single work autobiography
David Astle : Puzzled : Secret Clues from a Life Lost in Words Jean Bedford , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2014;

— Review of Puzzled : Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words David Astle 2010 single work autobiography
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