2024 puzzles

Each 2024 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.

2024 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 2024 3D Crosswords World Championship.

April 2024 grid page
April 2024

by Tramp and Calluna

Solved it? Enter the prize draw by 30 April.

May 2024 grid page
May 2024

by Komorník

June 2024 grid page
June 2024

by Shark

July 2024 grid page
July 2024

by Curmudgeon and Chalicea

August 2024 grid page
August 2024

by Sirius

September 2024 grid page
September 2024

by Paul and etc

October 2024 grid page
October 2024

by Enigmatist and Bozzy

November 2024 grid page
November 2024

by Soup

December 2024 grid page
December 2024

by Vlad and Calluna

3D Crossword Solution – November 2023

November 2023 grid page

Clues and Grid by Soup. Someone will correct me if wrong, but this is the first Alphabetical Jigsaw (AJ) which I recall seeing in the 3D Calendar. I enjoy them very much: they present a different sort of challenge, while obviously offering crucial help, in that one knows — more or less — the initial letter of each item.

2023 puzzles

Cover of the 2024 3D Crossword Calendar

2024 3D Crossword Calendar

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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!

View November Extra solution

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

Order your copy of the 2024 Calendar while stocks last!

Hints & Tips July 2022

July 2022 puzzle page

Clues and Grid by Soup I apologise for the late arrival of these hints and tips. Normal service should be resumed next month. The background to this puzzle is a Graham Fox photograph of a tree stump. This very cleverly designed grid celebrates the 90th anniversary of a unique sporting achievement by a Yorkshireman. The… Read more Hints & Tips July 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.

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