The following books are recommended to Listener setters because they reflect the standard of clueing and grid construction to which the Listener series aspires. The first of these contains 11 Listener puzzles, the same set as in the 3rd edition, except that the author’s own two examples (2716, 3244) have been replaced by more recent ones.
|Chambers Crossword Manual by Don Manley, Chambers, 2006. ISBN 0550-10220-5 (978-0550-10220-1)|
|The Random House Guide to Cryptic Crosswords by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, Times Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8129-3545-4|
|Ximenes on the Art of the Crossword by D S Macnutt, Swallowtail Books, 2001. ISBN 1-9034-0004-X|