2022 puzzles

Happy New Year solvers!

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.

May 2022 puzzle page
May 2022

by Nutmeg and Bozzy

May Hints & Tips

Solved it? Enter the prize draw by 31 May.

June 2022 puzzle page
June 2022

by Boatman and Jolt

July 2022 puzzle page
July 2022

by Soup

August 2022 puzzle page
August 2022

by Sirius

September 2022

by Imogen and Patch

October 2022 puzzle page
October 2022

by Vlad and Aramis

November 2022 grid page
November 2022

by Shark

December 2022 puzzle page
December 2022

by Pickles and Gin

Hints & Tips March 2021

March 2021 puzzle page

Clues by Arachne and Grid by Patch The background for this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph showing a harbour-side café. The tables sit deserted under an awning as rain teems down. Patch’s grid relates not to an anniversary, but to a thematic phrase, which must be deduced. There are five undefined thematic solutions: a… Read more Hints & Tips March 2021

Results of the 2020 RPM Trophy 3D Grid Design Competition

The Instructions The task is to design a 3D Grid suitable for inclusion in the 2022 3D Calendar Puzzles publication. The RPM is in memory of Ray Parry-Morris, who designed many successful 3D grids. Anyone may enter. The Results There were 5 entries for this year’s competition. The submissions were initially marked and graded by… Read more Results of the 2020 RPM Trophy 3D Grid Design Competition

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.

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

2020 Puzzles