3D Crossword Solution – August 2023

August 2023 grid page

Clues and Grid by Sirius. The winner of the August puzzle is Sheila Brain of Devon. “How does he do it?” the shouts go up, almost unanimously (Mrs Reviewer might say “Why does he do it” but let’s just say we’re very glad he does). To make a grid and clues out of a landmark piece of social history

3D Crossword Solution – June 2023

June 2023 grid page

Clues by Tramp and Grid by Rikki. The winner of the June puzzle is Steve Trollope of South Australia. I must start with the top left of the calendar page, and the remarkable additional clue which Graham Fox—or Rikki, or Jolt?—included in the background picture! Well—to quote the song—whoever it was, I’m a fan.

3D Crossword Solution – May 2023

May 2023 grid page

Clues by Nutmeg and Grid by Mang. The winner of the May puzzle is Robin Stephenson of London. If a few setters are perhaps justly feared, and if we (speaking both as solver and setter) stand in awe of more than a few, then let it be stated here that Nutmeg is unequivocally loved.

3D Crossword Solution – April 2023

April 2023 grid page

Clues by Boatman and Grid by Calluna. Boatman is one of our most consistently original (and difficult) setters. His First Fifty book is my companion whenever I have a compulsory wait somewhere, and when his second book comes out, it will be just as recommendable. Here the letters missing from wordplay guaranteed some head-scratching…