If you are good at speed reading or speed scanning, start with hints that are solid. Example: "Josh is the the one that always eats bananas." then move to the two option hints such as "Tom either likes watching Mighty Mouse or Looney Toones." Then click to x them out and move onto the more cryptic hints. Look for key words, such as "either" or "neither," to know which hints to do when you have more information filed out. If you have to clear your puzzle bc you have too many wrong, try working the hints from bottom to top. Some times changing the order of the information you start with will help. I know all this seems like a lot of work, but once you try it a few times and get the hang out it, you will see a difference.