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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 May 2022
    website builder Clues by Nutmeg and Grid by Bozzy The background to this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph of several large spools of thread, possibly for an old loom. The Grid by Bozzy is a conventional 7x5x5 grid marking the 15th anniversary of the launch of a website for the person who 27, 32s… Read more Hints & Tips May 2022
  • 3D Prizegiving Lunch 2020
    website builder It has been 3 years since we were able to meet for the annual 3D lunch in recognition of our different champions. That was in York in autumn 2019 when we presented the 2018 awards. Both 2020 and 2021 were perforce cancelled as the pandemic wrought its havoc on the country.  Alan Chamberlain… Read more 3D Prizegiving Lunch 2020
  • 3D Crossword Solution – April 2022
    website builder Clues by Tramp and Grid by Gin Theme: I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Radio Four Programme first broadcast April 1972 The winners of the April puzzle are Monica Jeffrey & Denise Brocklehurst of Weston Under Wetherley. Review of the April 2022 3D crossword We were told that this puzzle celebrates a 50th… Read more 3D Crossword Solution – April 2022