Crossword Sites

A list of interesting and useful crossword sites for both setters and solvers.


1 Across
1 Across is a magazine founded in 1984 by John Graham (Araucaria). Each month, 1 Across features two new crosswords by Araucaria and three other puzzles by guest compilers, one of which is a prize puzzle.

3D Crosswords
Try something different - 3D crosswords. This site has the crosswords in calendar form and is producing a calendar for BBC Children in Need and RNIB.

Best for Puzzles
Best for crosswords, codewords, word searches, jigsaws & other puzzles, games and trivia .

Big Dave's Crossword Blog
The world’s biggest and best crossword blog, covering the Daily and Sunday Telegraph cryptic crosswords.

Crossword Abbreviations on Wikipedia
A list of useful crossword abbreviations on Wikipedia.

Crossword Links
A source of many crossword links, from online puzzles, dictionaries and solving aids to computer programs.

Crossword365
Crossword365 hosts one of the largest crosswords database with over 2.8 million solved clues. The website is updated daily with answers from all the major US publishers and creators.

Cryptica
The crossword site of John Halpern, who sets as Paul (The Guardian), Punk (The Independent) and Mudd (The FT).

EJ's Crossword Showcase
The crossword site of Eddie James, better known as Brummie and Cyclops, with a variety of crosswords, puzzles and articles.

Fifteensquared
A blog that provides daily commentary and analysis of the Independent, Guardian, Financial Times and Private Eye cryptic crosswords.

Free Crosswords Online
Site by Alberich, with both his own and guest puzzles, plus interesting articles for setters and solvers.

Hoskins Crosswords
Grab a free crossword by Hoskins on the 1st & 15th of every month

The Magpie
The Magpie is a subscription magazine dedicated to providing the most demanding of puzzle solvers with consistently excellent crosswords and numerical puzzles.

Peter's Cryptic Crossword Corner
Peter Biddlecombe's crossword site with a selection of puzzles, tips on solving and links to other crossword resources.

Private Eye's Crossword
The crossword in Private Eye, set by Cyclops. Without doubt, the rudest crossword around.

The Church Times
The Church Times publishes a new puzzle each week with a religious flavour.

The Crossword Centre
Derek Harrison's crossword resource centre.

The Guardian Crosswords
The Guardian's online crossword site. Provides access to daily puzzles, an archive of past puzzles and the monthly "Genius" crossword. Now free!