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!

Hints & Tips May 2022

May 2022 puzzle page

Clues by Nutmeg and Grid by Bozzy The background to this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph of several large spools of thread, possibly for an old loom. The Grid by Bozzy is a conventional 7x5x5 grid marking the 15th anniversary of the launch of a website for the person who 27, 32s or employs… Read more Hints & Tips May 2022

2022 puzzles

Each 2022 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 in the second half of each month. Subscribe to the Hints & Tips newsletter to receive them by email.

2022 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 2022 3D Crosswords World Championship. If you have been entering the monthly competitions, you can check your progress towards the tie-break qualification.

2022 Puzzle of the Year

You are invited to vote for your favourite puzzle of the year from the 12 puzzles featured in the Calendar plus the November 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.