Cryptic crosswords

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptic_crossword
– with a tip of the hat to Roy McCoy for telling me about this.
Perhaps their popularity is due to the way they combine language-arts and mathematics / logic, and also due to their compactness / brevity – compactness / brevity having been noted by Edgar Allan Poe as a key feature – his ‘one page’ criterion as being the ideal length of a poem.

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