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. Dave Tomlinson says:

    Very very entertaining Ken, thank you for making them available!

  2. Janet Hallett says:

    Brilliant site. Clever clues. But can anyone help with ‘taking the animals back’ 9 letters. Answer is a town or a city. Many thanks.

  3. Maureen Geldard says:

    can anyone solve this cryptic clue (5 letters) clothing related: …..
    might be worn if you are good or could be a nasty one.

  4. Maureen Geldard says:

    Cryptic quiz…answer connected to something to wear……
    “might be worn if you are good or could be a nasty one”

  5. Maureen Geldard says:

    struggling with this cryptic clue.. “Might be worn if you are good or could be a nasty one”…the answer has to be something to wear.

  6. Chay says:

    Thank you so much for letting people use these!

  7. nigel says:

    1st man St as clue to a type of car -any ideas;
    pulling my hair out with this one1

  8. Nichola Naylor says:

    I need help with a cryptic quiz im doing. Its costal places on britains mainland. Its 10 letters and the clue is mad fruit

    Thank you

  9. Jim Harrison says:

    Thanks’ for the Great quizzes a lot of hard work must go into them
    Cheers Jim

  10. Charmaine says:

    Hi Ken
    A group of friends enjoyed your cryptic quiz on ‘London Unerground’ we however struggled with question 28 ‘Half a Crown from Golders Green’ how did you arrive at Finchley Central
    Many thanks

  11. HUFCsteve says:

    Herbs, plants, fruit or vegetables quiz – you spoil me with this wealth (8)

  12. Barbara Hough says:

    Need help with a cryptic quiz question. The answer is a zoo creature with 5 letters. the clue is
    “Look oddly at this and it boils down to the answer”

  13. Amanda Allen says:

    my class love these every Wednesday, they are so fun

  14. Paul dorans says:

    Hi ken love your cryptic quizzes have you got any for Newcastle upon Tyne or surrounding area if so that’s great if not don’t worry cheers Paul

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  16. Mick says:

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

  17. steven reed says:

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

  18. 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.


  19. Derek Sidway says:

    Excellent stuff – just what I needed

  20. 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

  21. Eric says:

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

  22. 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

  23. 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?

  24. 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

  25. 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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  27. 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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