Crossword Links

This page lists useful crossword sites.


The New York Times
You can access the most famous US daily crossword and its associated forums here by subscribing to the Premium Crosswords service
Times Online
The on-line version of the world's most famous crossword. Subscribers to The Times Crossword Club can access all the puzzles published in The Times and The Sunday Times, including the Saturday Jumbo puzzles and the Listener Crossword
Guardian Unlimited
The cryptic crossword of The Guardian (affectionately known as The Grauniad) is available here to subscribers. Setters include Araucaria, Enigmatist and Bunthorne
The Independent
The cryptic crossword from The Independent is available here as part of the subscription-based Independent Portfolio. The easier e-break crossword is free .
A selection of crosswords from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, including Enigmatic Variations, are available to CluedUp subscribers

Crossword Clubs

National Puzzlers' League
The home of the world's oldest puzzlers' organization, publishers of The ENIGMA
The Crossword Club
Home of Crossword, the British magazine specializing in thematic cryptics
The Magpie
A UK-based crossword magazine containing thematic cryptics and mathematical puzzles with a wide range of difficulties
Australian Crossword Club
Home of the crossword magazine Crozworld

Crossword Blogs

An Englishman Solves American Crosswords
Crossword Man's own blog!
The crossword blog of the New York Times
Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle
Rex Parker's New York Times puzzle blog
Diary of a Crossword Fiend
Amy Reynaldo's blog and forum
Always Puzzling
Cryptic crossword blog from the author of Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies
Big Dave's Telegraph Crossword Blog
Plain English explanations of Daily Telegraph crossword clues

Crossword Sites

3D Calendar Puzzles by Sirius
Quick and cryptic 3D crosswords. Sirius aims to have fun and to raise money for five charities
Spoonbill Software's games for vision-impaired and blind players, including the first electronic blind crossword program
Garfield Games
An online gaming community featuring daily US-style crosswords and other word games, card games and board games
Best for Puzzles
Michael Curl's crossword site with daily crossword, codeword and sudoku puzzles
Crosswords by Ray Hamel
Ray Hamel's puzzles and crossword links
The Quick Crossword
13x13 "quick" crosswords
Crosswords by Arena
Cryptic crosswords by Arena
Crosswords, Quizzes and Prizes
Enigmatist's puzzle site
The home of British puzzle magazines Tough Puzzles and Logic Problems, including a selection of mind-bending brainteasers, deductive logic problems, numerical and cryptic crosswords
Fun and games for playful brains
Brain games site featuring many different types of puzzle, plus related books and software
Crossword Puzzle Games
32,400 free crossword puzzles and fun tools for people who enjoy word games
cd quizzes
Quizzes, crosswords, sudokus and other puzzles from English language Spanish newspapers
A1 Puzzles and Crosswords
Interactive Crosswords and Puzzles
Puzzle Choice
Many different types of printable and interactive crosswords to choose from including US and UK styles plus wordsearches, quizzes, logics, number puzzles and other online games
The Enigmatic World Of Philip Carter
Philip Carter's site featuring word puzzles, trivia puzzles and an IQ quiz
Puzzle Pick
Weekly cryptic, acrostic and trivia crosswords
Peter's Cryptic Crossword Corner
Puzzles, book recommendations and advice from UK cryptics guru and Times Crossword Champion Peter Biddlecombe
Crosswords for Fun
Crossword puzzles online for puzzlers of all ages!
Auctor's Site
The place for Latin crosswords and puzzles inspired by classical literature
Free crosswords online!
Alberich's site for challenging cryptic crosswords, often thematic
Poins' Crosswords
A collection of both straight and themed cryptic puzzles. A new crossword appears each week
Yoogi Word Games
Coded Crossword and other word games

Other Games and Puzzles

Rainbow Charity Puzzles
Home of a 'tantalising but fun' charity quiz run twice a year
French and English web site covering Cribbage, Poker and word games
Jigsaw Gallery
Jigsaw Puzzles and Games Shipped Worldwide
All Jigsaw Puzzles
The UK's Leading Online Jigsaw Puzzle Store


Ross Beresford
Ross Beresford's biographical site
Listener Crossword
The Listener Crossword editorial and statistics site, which includes indexes of the compilers and their puzzles
& Lit.
The Azed slip archive
Chambers Site
Features a monthly free online cryptic crossword and occasional competitions, as well as lots of information about their reference books
The Across Puzzle Gallery
The home of Literate Software Systems and their Across software
The CrossWord Solver
(Lucky) Phill Jury's Crossword Solving Service (not cryptics) and Crossword Links pages