Crossword Help

Whether you are an experienced crossword solver or a complete novice, you are sure to find our Crossword Help features invaluable.


CataList Crossword Solver

Solve awkward crossword clues with instant access to thousands of words arranged in categories - Admirals, Film Directors, Welsh towns, Dances, Musical Terms, Scientists and Inventors, and so forth.

Simply specify the length of the word or name you are looking for, supply any letters that you already know, select a category and - bingo! - instant answers.

Cryptic Crossword Tutorial

If you are a novice at solving cryptic crosswords, our clear detailed Tutorial will tell you all you need to get started.

It explains all the various types of clue you will encounter, with dozens and dozens of examples.

When you reach the end of this tutorial, you will have learnt all you need to know to tackle the cryptic crossword in your favourite newspaper.

Cryptic Crossword Dictionary

This is a dictionary of words and phrases often encountered in cryptic crosswords - words and phrases such as flower, broadcast, start to go, houses, buggy, tip off - that may mean something more, or something other, than is indicated by their surface meaning.

Many of the words and phrases in the dictionary are accompanied by sample clues to illustrate their use.

Browsing this dictionary will make you better aware of the devious devices with which crossword setters set out to deceive you!

Crossword Reference Pages

Miscellaneous reference pages designed to help the crossword solver: lists of Wimbledon winners, BBC Sports Personalities, Booker Prize winners, British prime ministers, US presidents, chemical elements and symbols, planets and their moons, and much more.

Crossword Who's Who: American Edition

A concise but comprehensive compendium of crossword setters, editors, bloggers, solvers and other puzzling people involved with American crosswords.

Crossword Who's Who: British Edition

A concise but comprehensive compendium of crossword setters, editors, bloggers, solvers and other puzzling people involved with British crosswords.





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