Here’s a great way to sharpen up or show off your vocabulary and verbal skills! Crypto Hangperson, a sophisticated new scion of the Hangman family, brings a cryptic twist, inspired by classic British crossword puzzles, to the venerable game. Our hangperson has more than 200 words to taunt you with, and for each one he or she provides a clue that is almost sure not to take you straight to the solution. You will need to solve the riddle of the clue — or be lucky — to avoid the noose. Knowing a lot of words, and how to spell them, may also be of help. Guessing 8 incorrect letters in a round is a capital offence, and you will be hanged every time you do it.