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.

Hints & Tips May 2023

May 2023 grid page

Clues by Nutmeg and Grid by Mang Enter the prize draw by 31 May. The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing the centre of a plasma ball. This puzzle uses a conventional 5x5x5 grid by Mang and concerns a process by which in past eras someone might have dreamed of using the yellow… Read more Hints & Tips May 2023

2023 puzzles

Cover of the 2024 3D Crossword Calendar

2024 3D Crossword Calendar

On sale now!

Each 2023 3D crossword puzzle will be published below by the beginning of the month. The deadline to enter the prize draw for regular monthly puzzles will be the last day of that month. Extra puzzles will be added from time to time and will have later, mid-month deadlines.

Hints & Tips: If you need helping cracking that last clue, or even getting started, hints and tips for regular puzzles will be published usually in the last week of each month. Subscribe to the Hints & Tips newsletter to receive them by email.

2023 3D Crosswords World Championship: Solvers who buy the calendar and correctly solve 12 puzzles by the due date each month will be eligible to enter our annual tie-break competition for the 2023 3D Crosswords World Championship. If you have been entering the monthly competitions, you can check your progress towards the tie-break qualification.

July Extra 2023 puzzle page
July Extra 2023

by Curmudgeon and Bozzy

View July Extra solution

November Extra 2023 grid page
November Extra 2023

by Komorník

Tie-break puzzle — no Hints & Tips!

Solved it? Enter the prize draw by 15 January 2024.

Cover of the 2024 3D Crossword Calendar
2024 3D Crossword Calendar

Order your copy of the 2024 Calendar while stocks last!

2021 puzzles

Happy New Year solvers! The 2021 3D crossword puzzles will be made available progressively throughout the year. The deadline to enter the prize draw for regular monthly puzzles will be the last day of that month. Extra puzzles will be added from time to time and will have later, mid-month deadlines.

Hints and tips for each puzzle will be published sometime in the middle of each month. Subscribe to the Hints & Tips newsletter to receive them by email.

Solvers who buy the calendar and correctly solve 12 puzzles by the due date each month will be eligible to enter our annual tie-break competition for the 2021 3D Crosswords World Championship. If you have been entering the monthly competitions, you can check your progress towards the tie-break qualification.

grid design in progress
April Extra 2021

by you

April Extra instructions

Deadline for entries: 31 May

June 2021 puzzle page
June 2021

by Imogen and Max Liversidge

June Hints & Tips

View June solution

2021 Puzzle of the Year

You are invited to vote for your favourite puzzle of the year from the 13 puzzles featured in the Calendar (the extra puzzle was Sirius and Enigmatist’s tribute to Araucaria) plus the August extra puzzle.

You are allowed to allocate a total of 3 votes. All 3 may be allocated to one puzzle, or two votes to one puzzle and a single vote to a second puzzle, or one vote each to three puzzles.

All our solvers and contributors are encouraged to vote. The only rule is that setters and designers don’t vote for their own creations, magnificent as these might be.

2016 Puzzles

MonthSetter / DesignerDownload
JANSamuel / 45JAN puzzle
JAN solution
JAN ExtraCurmudgeon / Sirius?JAN Extra puzzle
JAN Extra solution
FEBArachne / ObertoFEB puzzle
FEB solution
MARNutmeg / MangMAR puzzle
MAR solution
APRPasquale / AramisAPR puzzle
APR solution
APR ExtraIfor / PhilostrateAPR Extra puzzle
APR Extra solution
MAYLogogriphMAY puzzle
MAY solution
JUNImogen / BozzyJUN puzzle
JUN solution
JULTrailmanJUL puzzle
JUL solution
JUL ExtraSiriusJUL Extra puzzle
JUL Extra solution
AUGEnigmatist / 45AUG puzzle
AUG solution
SEPSiriusSEP puzzle
SEP solution
OCTCurmudgeonOCT puzzle
OCT solution
OCT ExtraSiriusOCT Extra puzzle
NOVBics / ChaliceaNOV puzzle
NOV solution
DECPuck / SiriusDEC puzzle
DEC ExtraAugeasDEC Extra puzzle
DEC Extra solution

2019 Puzzles

MonthSetter / DesignerDownload
JANArachne / PatchJAN puzzle
JAN solution
FEBNutmeg / JoltFEB puzzle
FEB solution
MARVlad / GinMAR puzzle
MAR solution
MAR ExtraPuck / BanterMAR Extra puzzle & solution
APRPasquale / MangAPR puzzle
APR solution
MAYCurmudgeonMAY puzzle
MAY solution
JUNEclogue / LogogriphJUN puzzle
JUN solution
JULQaosJUL puzzle
JUL solution
JUL ExtraSiriusJUL Extra puzzle
JUL Extra solution
AUGSiriusAUG puzzle
AUG solution
SEPSharkSEP puzzle
SEP solution
OCTEnigmatist / BozzyOCT puzzle
OCT solution
NOVAnax / etcNOV puzzle
NOV solution
DECPuck / AramisDEC puzzle
DEC solution