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UK Crossword Blogs (9)

US Crossword Blogs (11)

US Crosswords Online (8)


  • American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

    Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Solvers tackle eight original crosswords created and edited specially for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize. Evening games, guest speakers, and a wine and cheese reception allow solvers to meet each other in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere. The website provides reports of previous annual crossword tournaments and details of the next tournament (March 7-9, 2014), plus plenty of other interesting information.

  • Crosswords For Fun - Play Free Puzzles Online

    An Australian website that aims to build a crossword puzzling community by promoting the recreational, educational and health benefits of puzzling to people of all ages. Download free crosswords, codewords, word-finds and sudoku puzzles.

  • Dowedo

    Free online Crosswords, free Online Crossword Compiler, Dictionary and Clue Solving Tools.

  • EJ's Crossword Showcase

    Web site of UK crossword setter Eddie James, with sample crosswords of various types: cryptic, themed, general knowledge, updated monthly.

  • Erich's Puzzle Palace

    Over 500 puzzles of various types.

  • Puzzlers' Cave

    Puzzler's Cave is an online crossword community where you will find a supply of free quick, cryptic, and themed crosswords for you to play and enjoy online, all supplied by members. All the crosswords are completely free and require no subscription. You can also use the free Puzzlers' Cave Crossword Compiler which allows you to quickly and simply create your own crosswords and upload them so that the community can play them too.

  • Ray Hamel's Home Page

    Ray Hamel, who has had more than 470 puzzles published in such publications as the New York Times, Games Magazine, Dell Champion Crosswords, Newsday, CROSSW_RD and the Chicago Tribune, maintains an awesome list of crossword links.

  • The Australian Crossword Club

    The Australian Crossword Club is a non-profit organisation which aims to provide enjoyment and stimulation to the devotees of the crossword puzzle. The Club's monthly magazine Crozworld is filled with prize crosswords of all types together with lively discussion between the members about the compositions. A quiz is featured every month.



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