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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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  • Hints & Tips January 2022
    website builder Clues and Grid by Curmudgeon The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox close-up of an elephant’s eye. This puzzle marks the 100th anniversary of the death of a hero. The yellow cells will reveal his name, the scene of his death and two places connected with his greatest achievement (one of… Read more Hints & Tips January 2022
  • 3D Crossword Solution – December 2021
    website builder Clues by Enigmatist and Grid by etc Theme: Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, published on 27 December 1871. The winner of the December puzzle is Rachel Sheldon of Bracknell. Review of the December 2021 3D crossword We were told that this puzzle marks a 150th anniversary and features a main theme and… Read more 3D Crossword Solution – December 2021
  • Hints & Tips December 2021
    website builder Clues by Enigmatist and Grid by etc The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph of the sky over a landscape reflected in a circular mirror. This puzzle marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the main theme and the puzzle also has as a subtheme an activity that is referenced… Read more Hints & Tips December 2021