Solvers will be sad to learn of the passing of Robert Boot, super-solver and grid designer, Oberto. Robert has been a member of our 3D Crossword Community since the early days.
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 and Grid by Sirius The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing a wineglass, though it’s hard to tell whether it’s half-empty or half-full. This innovative grid by Sirius is in the form of a torus (or an inflated tyre, to be less technical). This is like a seven dials puzzle,… Read more Hints & Tips August 2021
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 Vlad and Grid by Gin The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing a mouth-watering pile of limes. This grid by Gin marks 58th and 70th anniversaries of important dates in the life of one of a famous (or rather notorious) group. His epithet appears in the yellow highlighted squares.… Read more Hints & Tips July 2021
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 Imogen and Grid by Max Liversidge The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing some ropes tied in knots. This grid by Max Liversidge doesn’t mark a specific anniversary, but instead combines many anniversaries of a specific type “relevant to present times”. The different anniversaries have undefined asterisked clues, and… Read more Hints & Tips June 2021
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 by Tramp and Grid by Max Jackson The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing some colourful flowers, possibly lupins. This grid by Max Jackson celebrates the 70th anniversary of a cultural institution. There are ten undefined thematic entries, divided into a quartet and a sextet. Three of the quartet portrayed… Read more Hints & Tips May 2021
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.