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, the 3D Crossword Calendar takes 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 – March 2024
    Clues by Carpathian and Grid by Patch. Carpathian and Patch provided us with the second maritime themed puzzle of the year — from disastrous storms at sea in January to lifeboats in March.
  • Hints & Tips March 2024
    Clues by Carpathian and Grid by Patch Enter the prize draw by 31 March. The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing a colourful seaside village with a prominent lifebelt. This puzzle uses a conventional 7x5x6 grid by Patch and marks the centenary of the foundation of a body. The red cells contain the… Read more Hints & Tips March 2024
  • 3D Crossword Solution – February 2024
    Clues by Arachne and Grid by Rikki Theme: Alan Turing The winner of the February puzzle is Hannah John of London. Review of the February 2024 3D crossword Pretty straight road this month, but smooth cluing and a lot of thematic content makes this one a fun ride. The diagram is a 7 x 5… Read more 3D Crossword Solution – February 2024