Big Chief I-Spy secret code book. early 1960s
Big Chief I-Spy secret code book. early 1960s An essential adjunct to solving cryptic clues in the Daily Mail (?) from Wigwam-by-the-Water, London EC4. I-SPY columns were written in my early childhood in the News Chronicle newspaper which came into our house until it ceased publication in 1960,being read by my grandfather. I always knew it as the New Scronicle. After that, it was absorbed by the Daily Mail and I never saw it again. The code book was probably ordered through one of the many monochrome I-SPY booklets I owned. A range of useful codes is enclosed, allowing the reader to crack the otherwise incomprehensible messages coming from Big Chief I-SPY. For some reason I never complete the back cover.