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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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  • 3D Crossword Solution – July 2022
    website builder Clues and Grid by Soup Theme: Hedley Verity – Ten Wickets for Ten Runs The winner of the July puzzle is Dannish Babar of Derby. Review of the July 2022 3D crossword Quite a poignant photograph this month: while it may indicate ‘stump’, for me there is the thought of one cut down… Read more 3D Crossword Solution – July 2022
  • Hints & Tips July 2022
    website builder Clues and Grid by Soup I apologise for the late arrival of these hints and tips. Normal service should be resumed next month. The background to this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph of a tree stump. This very cleverly designed grid celebrates the 90th anniversary of a unique sporting achievement by a… Read more Hints & Tips July 2022
  • 3D Crossword Solution – June 2022
    website builder 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,… Read more 3D Crossword Solution – June 2022