Hints & Tips May 2024

May 2024 grid page

Clues and Grid by Komorník Enter the prize draw by 31 May. The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing birds perching on telephone wires. In his notes, Graham singled this out as his favourite photograph of this year’s calendar, with the arrangement of the birds on the five wires suggesting notation appropriate to… Read more Hints & Tips May 2024

3D Crossword Solution – April 2024

April 2024 grid page

Clues by Tramp and Grid by Calluna. A bigger puzzle this month at 9 x 5 x 5 and 38 entries, allowing for more and longer words.  A good mix of thematic content makes this a puzzle we can’t — well, I’m getting ahead of things.

Hints & Tips April 2024

April 2024 grid page

Clues by Tramp and Grid by Calluna Enter the prize draw by 30 April. The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing an old-style tram carriage with reversible seats. This puzzle uses a conventional 9x5x5 grid by Calluna and marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one represented in the grid in various… Read more Hints & Tips April 2024

Hints & Tips March 2024

March 2024 grid page

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

Rolls of Honour

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay

3D Crossword World Champions The 3D Crossword World Championship is decided each year by a combination of skills, usually including solving, clue writing and grid design. 2023 ­– Rachel Sheldon “Rikki”2022 – Heather Knowles & Chris Cooper “Calluna”2021 – Alan Chamberlain “Komorník”2020 – Hamish Symington “Soup”2019 – Nick & Sarah Inglis “etc”2018 – Nick &… Read more Rolls of Honour

Results of the 2023 3D World Championship and RPM Trophy competitions

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay

This year, for the first time, the marking of grids for both the World Championship and the RPM Trophy was carried out anonymously (i.e. designers’ names were not provided to the marking team). I have to say it was quite exciting to see the names of the winners eventually revealed.  3D World Championship ⭐ 1st… Read more Results of the 2023 3D World Championship and RPM Trophy competitions