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

  • 3D Crossword Solution – June 2021
    Clues by Imogen and Grid by Max Liversidge. The winner of the June puzzle was Ed Todd of Oxford. We were told that this puzzle marks a number of related anniversaries which are relevant to present times.
  • Hints & Tips June 2021
    Clues by Imogen and Grid by Max Liversidge The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing some ropes tied in knots. This grid by Max Liversidge doesn’t mark a specific anniversary, but instead combines many anniversaries of a specific type “relevant to present times”. The different anniversaries have undefined asterisked clues, and… Read more Hints & Tips June 2021
  • 3D Crossword Solution – May 2021
    Clues by Tramp and Grid by MaxJackson. The winner of the May puzzle was Jerome Colburn. We were told that this puzzle marks the 70th anniversary of the first appearance of what was to become the 25ac, 27to.