Here clues like those used in cryptic crosswords are used to solve the answers. I like this type as you can adjust the difficulty of the clues to suit the audience, some easy ,some tricky and some stinkers should keep them occupied all night long.

Here are some that I have used recently.

Cryptic Cities (Cryptic Cities – Answers)
The clues give answers that are all towns and cities within the UK

Cryptic Drinks (Cryptic Drinks – Answers)
The answers are all alcoholic beverages, as a clue in Q9 a person from Swansea is often referred to as a “JACK”.

Cryptic Films (Cryptic Films – Answers)
All names of popular films.

Cryptic Pop Groups (Cryptic Pop Groups – Answers)
All names of pop or rock bands.

Cryptic Oscars (Cryptic Oscars – Answers)
The answers are all film titles that have won the “Oscar” for BEST FILM.

Cryptic Shopping (Cryptic Shopping – Answers)
These are all the names of shops in Port Talbot South Wales, but many of them are national outlets. This therefore may need some adaption for your quiz.

Cryptic Television (Cryptic Television – Answers)
These are all names of television programmes that have aired in the UK.

Cryptic Underground (Cryptic Underground – Answers)
The clues give answers that are all name of stations on the London Underground.



  1. Mick says:

    Hi ken, how do we get Finchley Central in the London Underground quiz (question 28)

  2. steven reed says:

    WOW!! Thanks Ken, just what i needed for my family get togethers, great, a big thanks. Steve

  3. Jill Martin says:

    Thank you, Ken for these fun and interesting quizzes. I used the ones on the underground, popular bands and towns/cities in the UK. This was with family (younger generation!)when they stayed at Christmas. Much enjoyed.


  4. Derek Sidway says:

    Excellent stuff – just what I needed

  5. New Old Friends says:

    Hey Ken!
    Thank you so much for your fabulous quizzes, we’ve been touring the country with a show (The Falcon’s Malteser) and your quizzes have kept us entertained in the van.

    Thanks again

  6. Eric says:

    Hi I do a pub quiz every Sunday every body loves doing your quizes cryptic and dingbats are good
    Once again thanks

  7. Charley says:

    I’m an activity coordinator in a residential and dementia home and my residents absolutely love doing your quizzes, thank you so much for all the fab work you do, u help make 48 elderly people very happy on a weekly basis x

  8. ryan says:

    Hi Im currently working at the biggest hotel in greece. I love sharing your quizzes daily with everyone… are you producing anymore ccryptic ones?

  9. Eric Ashton says:

    A big thank you I run a quiz at our local every Sunday just like to say a big thank you once again love your quizes. Eric

  10. TERRY MC says:

    hello ken I would just like to say your quiz site is first class, I am thinking about starting a quiz at my local social club taking questions from your site I can see a lot of hard work has been put into your site once again a big thank you would you have any on famous caricatures a big thank you from SOUTH TYNESIDE

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  12. JOHN COTTRELL says:

    Hi Ken, Enjoying your quizzes, I am in the Motorcaravanners Club and have used a few at our rallies. Do you have any based on Easter?

    • KensQuiz says:

      Hi John, Thanks for your comments. All the quizzes are posted but I’m constantly putting new quizzes up so keep looking at the site.

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