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The website of Neil Shepherd (Alberich of the Financial Times). Many crosswords by Alberich and guest setters, as well as as a number of interesting articles on various crossword-related topics.
Apex is the pseudonym of Eric Chalkley MBE, a retired carpenter who admired the crosswords of Ximenes and decided to ape X. This site is a tribute to his masterly crosswords; clues that are fair and correct to Ximenean standards and puzzles that are always original and witty.
The website of John Graham (Araucaria of the Guardian).
On this site maintained by David Stickley you can find one of his entertaining puzzles - an Alphanumeric Jigsaw - plus details of the Australian Crossword Club, and a guide to software and reference books for setters and solvers.
Some unusual crosswords (with acknowledgement to Araucaria for many of the ideas).
Qaos has had puzzles published by The Guardian, 1 Across, Calendar Puzzles, The Church Times, Magpie and The Crossword Centre. Most of his puzzles have a theme or twist of some description.
The website of John Halpern who composes cryptic crosswords for the Guardian (as Paul), the Independent (as Punk), the Financial Times (as Mudd) and for The Times.
Boatman has been setting cryptic puzzles since 2001 - for The Guardian since 2008. His work features regularly in 1 Across, the monthly magazine founded by Araucaria. His website has several sample puzzles.
A simple cryptic crossword, suitable for beginners.
The very attractive site of David McLean, who, as Hoskins, sets crosswords in The Independent, the Sunday Times, and elsewhere. As well as an archive of Hoskins puzzles, there is a solving guide and other features.
Web pages of Professor M A Kelmanson who, under the pseudonym of Monk, constructs cryptic crosswords for several national newspapers. The site has several of his Independent and Financial Times crosswords, in online and printable formats.
Peter Biddlecombe, Sunday Times crossword editor, cryptic crossword enthusiast and veteran of the Times Crossword Championship, provides a page of information and a few puzzles to try.
Poins' Crosswords. Free cryptic and straight crosswords. A collection of free weekly cryptic puzzles for you to print off and enjoy at your leisure and a collection of quick interactive daily crosswords.
The Private Eye crossword (with typically louche clues) is available in printable or Across Lite format.
The Telegraph's puzzle website has more than 5,000 mind-bending puzzles to challenge your mind. Subscription service.
A challenging monthly cryptic - occasionally with a prize.
Since its formation in 1978 The Crossword Club has been providing members with some of the best - and most challenging - cryptic crosswords anywhere, composed by some of the world's most accomplished setters.
The daily Guardian crossword, regarded as one of the best newspaper crosswords in the U.K. is available free, in Java or printable format for solving online or offline. There is an archive of crossword puzzles published since 31 May 1999. The site also provides Quick and Quiptic Crosswords
The principal aim of this web site is to provide access to archive materials. Those who are relatively new to the Listener Crossword may find the material in the introduction helpful. The web site also aims to complement that of The Times Crossword Club, at which current and recent puzzles can be accessed.
A weekly cryptic crossword from The Spectator.
Become a member of the crossword club for access to printable and interactive puzzles from the Times and Sunday Times newspapers. Subscription service.
Solve those cryptic clues you thought you would never crack and learn the tricks of the crossword setter's trade under the expert guidance of Tim Moorey, author of "How to Master The Times Crossword".
Includes an introduction (with glossary), a list of clue types, some solving tips, thoughts about bad cryptic puzzles, lists of paper and web-based puzzle resources, and some help on British cryptic puzzles for those who struggle with some of the local language used.
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