The Guardian Crosswords

The Guardian has a daily Cryptic Crossword (Monday to Saturday), with the Saturday puzzles being prize crosswords. There is also a daily Quick Crossword.

All the Guardian crosswords are available - free - online, in interactive and printable formats on the Guardian Crosswords website. There is also an extensive archive of crosswords dating back to 1999.

The website also provides a weekly Quiptic Crossword (a simple cryptic designed for novices) and a monthly Genius Crossword (tough cryptic) with a £100 prize for the winner.

The Guardian crossword editor is Hugh Stephenson. He writes a monthly Crossword Editor's Column online.

 

Current Guardian Setters

Pseudonym Name Daily Cryptic Quiptic Genius
Arachne Sarah Hayes Y Y Y
Audreus Audrey Young Y
Beale Y
Boatman Ashley Knowles Y
Bonxie Y Y
Brendan Brian Greer Y
Brummie Eddie James Y Y
Chifonie John Dawson Y
Crucible Duggie Anderson Y
Enigmatist John Henderson Y Y
Gordius David Moseley Y
Hectence Wendy Law Y
Imogen Richard Browne Y
Lavatch James Brydon Y
Maskarade Tom Johnson Y
Moley Y
Nutmeg Margaret Irvine Y Y
Orlando Michael Curl Y Y
Pan Y
Pasquale Don Manley Y Y
Paul John Halpern Y Y
Philistine Samer Nashef Y
Picaroon Y
Provis Margaret Pedler Y
Puck Y Y
Qaos John Tabraham Y Y
Rufus Roger Squires Y
Screw Dave Warder Y
Shed John Young Y Y
Tramp Neil Walker Y Y
Vlad Jim Toal Y

Former Guardian Setters

Pseudonym Name Daily Cryptic Quiptic Genius
Araucaria John Graham Y Y
Auster Shirl O'Brien Y
Biggles [see below] Y
Bunthorne Bob Smithies Y
Crispa Ruth Crisp Y
Fawley Mike Laws Y
Fidelio Tony Fontaine Y
Gemini [see below] Y
Hazard Y
Hendra Bert Danher Y
Janus Frank Blakesley Y
Lavengro Y
Logodaedalus Don Putnam Y Y
Mercury Ken Guy Y
Otterden Gordon Holt Y Y
Plodge Y
Quantum Eric Burge Y
Rover Ian Morgan Y Y
Taupi Albie Fiore Y
Troll Y

Note 1: Occasional crosswords appearing under the pseudonym of Biggles were produced jointly by four regular Guardian compilers, all with the forename John: John Graham (Araucaria), John Halpern (Paul), John Henderson (Enigmatist) and John Young (Shed).

Note 2: Don Putnam used the pseudonym Logodaedalus for Daily Cryptic puzzles but used his own name for Quiptic puzzles.

Note 3: Gemini crosswords were produced jointly by Vincent McLachlan and Walter Reid.





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