Clues and Grid by Sirius. The winner of the August puzzle was Janet Brown of Stroud. We were told that solutions of blue highlighted clues are of a kind, as are those in yellow, cryptically. A word for the ‘blues’ and a word for the ‘yellows’ combine to make a thematic example of the ‘greens’.
Clues by Vlad and Grid by Gin. The winner of the July puzzle were Monica Jeffrey and Denise Brocklehurst of Weston under Wetherley.
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.
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.
Clues and Grid by Puck. The winner of the April puzzle was Sheila Brain of Exmouth. With this puzzle Puck was the winner of the 2019 RPM Trophy (3D’s end of year competition for 3D crossword designers) so I’ve very much been looking forward to solving it.
Clues by Arachne and Grid by Patch. The winner of the March puzzle was Robin Stephenson of London. We were told that this puzzle marks no specific anniversary.
Clues by Enigmatist and Grid by Sirius. The winner of the February Extra puzzle was Aimee Hall of Exeter. Runners up were Peter Cargill of Kirkcaldy
and Hamish Symington of Cambridge.
Clues and Grid by Curmudgeon.
Theme: UK Decimal Day, 15 February 1971. The winner of the February puzzle was Peter Aylmer of Bishop’s Stortford.
Clues and grid by Puck, won by Richard Green of Powys, Wales.
Clues by Nutmeg and Grid by Jolt. The winner of the January puzzle was Robert Campbell of West Yorkshire. Not much by way of instruction. We are simply told that we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of an impromptu first instance of an innovative new format.