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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Latest updates

  • Robert E Boot: A Tribute to Oberto
    Solvers will be sad to learn of the passing of Robert Boot, super-solver and grid designer, Oberto. Robert has been a member of our 3D Crossword Community since the early days.
  • 3D Crossword Solution – August 2021
    Clues and Grid by Sirius. The winner of the August puzzle was Janet Brown of Stroud. We were told that solutions of blue highlighted clues are of a kind, as are those in yellow, cryptically. A word for the ‘blues’ and a word for the ‘yellows’ combine to make a thematic example of the ‘greens’.
  • Hints & Tips August 2021
    Clues and Grid by Sirius The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing a wineglass, though it’s hard to tell whether it’s half-empty or half-full. This innovative grid by Sirius is in the form of a torus (or an inflated tyre, to be less technical). This is like a seven dials puzzle,… Read more Hints & Tips August 2021