Welcome to the world of 3D cryptic crosswords

A puzzle for every month, a clue for every day. For lovers of wordplay who like a challenge, 3D Calendar Puzzles take cryptic crosswords to a whole new level – literally, of course!

Try your skill against some of the best cryptic crossword setters in the UK. Solve this month’s puzzle by the end of the month and go in the draw to win a prize. Buy the calendar and solve 12 puzzles correctly throughout the year to enter our annual tie-break challenge for the coveted title of 3D Crossword World Champion. Fancy your hand at designing a 3D crossword grid yourself? Be our guest and enter the annual RPM Trophy competition.

By purchasing the full calendar, you will also be contributing to our mission to help youngsters in need, with all proceeds going to BBC Children in Need and the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

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  • 3D Crossword Solution – June 2022
    Clues by Boatman and Grid by Jolt Theme: The Watergate scandal, with subthemes of water and gates The winner of the June puzzle is Heather Haigh of Oxfordshire. Review of the June 2022 3D crossword As a graduate of one of Boatman’s courses, and booked to attend his Advanced course in the autumn, I must… Read more 3D Crossword Solution – June 2022
  • Hints & Tips June 2022
    Clues by Boatman and Grid by Jolt I met DELETED in the underground car park at the time he indicated in my copy of the newspaper. He handed me a dossier bearing a Graham Fox photograph of the Bingley Five Rise staircase locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. How could these be connected to… Read more Hints & Tips June 2022
  • 3D Crossword Solution – May 2022
    Clues by Nutmeg and Grid by Bozzy Theme: ravelry.com, a social network for fibre artists The inspiration for the Ravelry idea came via a heart-felt plea from long-time solver Sandra Weir. “I love the 3D puzzles but themes are often heavily on the side of sport or science. Why can’t we have a puzzle about… Read more 3D Crossword Solution – May 2022