Fictionary 2

examplepuzzI used to work as a puzzle editor and compiler, so I thought it might be fun to make up a book puzzle. This is a wordplay challenge in which each circle contains a cryptic-style clue to the name of a book. So for the example over on the right here, the answer is ‘Trainspotting’, TRA – in -SPOTTING, yes?

See if you can work out the titles of nine novels below. And to narrow things down, the theme is ‘English Language Novels Pre-WWII’. They’re arranged in approximate order of difficulty. I think the last one might be especially fiendish.

Anyway, I’ll add a link beneath the puzzle to the answers in a week or so. Not that you’ll need them, I’m sure. And let me know what you think? Too easy? Too hard? Like some more? (You can use the comment box for this, but please don’t put answers in comments.)

OK then, let’s do it, let’s play Fictionary.



 Here are the answers

  1. love this! stuck on the middle one. enjoyed the red herring in another.

  2. Had to think about 8 and 9, but got there. Great fun – more please!

    • Don’t worry, more in the pipeline. Although worried I’ll run out at some point. Either that or will start having to go obscure.

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