Category : Crosswords

by Buzzers - 2 weeks ago

Crosswords that are too puzzling and an Agatha Christie mystery

We consider clues that are harder than they were supposed to be and Hugh Laurie’s TV adaptation of Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? It’s hard to take issue with Hugh Laurie, though that’s what I’m about to do.Specifically, it’s hard to take issue with Hugh...

by Buzzers - 3 weeks ago

Genius crossword No 239

Click here to access the print versionDeadline for entries is 23:59 BST on Saturday 3 June. You need to register once and then sign in to theguardian.com to enter our online competition for a £100 monthly prize.The print version of this crossword was...

by Buzzers - 3 weeks ago

Crossword blog: pivoting while going forward

Desperate phrases from floundering PR teams in our pick of the best of the broadsheets’ cryptic cluesIn the sample clues below, the links take you to explainers from our beginners series. The setter’s name often links to an interview with him or her,...

by Buzzers - 4 weeks ago

Annotated solutions for Genius 238

Follow the methodology behind Genius 238Each of the four linked clues contains two definitions but wordplay only for one of them. The other is hinted at by the solutions to 14 across and 3 down, though these themselves are not further defined (ie the...

by Buzzers - 1 month ago

Annotated solutions for Prize 29,051

Follow the methodology behind Prize crossword 29,051* Bob Marley and the Wailers (Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer) released their album Catch a Fire in April 1973 (many references and allusions are included in the clues and solutions) Continue reading....

by Buzzers - 1 month ago

Annotated solutions for Genius 237

Follow the methodology behind Genius 237* asterisks indicated the words of this poem by Robert FrostSome say the world will end in fire, Continue reading...

by Buzzers - 2 months ago

Annotated solutions for Genius 236

Follow the methodology behind Genius 236* 16 solutions must be modified in a consistent way to fit them in the grid. Each across solution so modified will clash in one square with a modified down solution. The letter to be entered in the final grid i...

by Buzzers - 3 months ago

Annotated solutions for Genius 235

Follow the methodology behind Genius 235* Wordplay in these clues ignores one or a string of contiguous letters. In the filled grid these ignored letters produce eight words with ‘bridges’ as common theme:four types of bridge (land, road, toll, pivot...

by Buzzers - 4 months ago

Azed slip No 2,636

1 T. Anderson (CLOWN AROUND): Act in panto perhaps vulgar, not entertaining for everyone (low + U in non). Continue reading...

by Buzzers - 4 months ago

Azed slip No 2,634

1 C. J. Brougham: Take in salt with one? Do! (r in tar a + diddle, & lit.; ref. ‘take with a pinch of salt’). Continue reading...

by Buzzers - 5 months ago

Azed slip No 2,630

1 J. Grimes: Introduction to Playfair with regular pairs from clue word encrypted ‒ I’m hopelessly lost (P + anag. of ue, rd). Continue reading...

by Buzzers - 6 months ago

Azed slip No 2,625

1 J. C. Leyland: Truss deal seen unravelling with first of U-turns and some out for blood (anag. less U, s). Continue reading...

by Buzzers - 9 years ago

Crosswords A-Z

AlgolAntoArachneAraucariaAudreusAusterAzedAzed slip Continue reading...

by Buzzers - 13 years ago

Frequently asked questions about theguardian.com/crosswords

Why do some crosswords look different to others on theguardian.com?Which crosswords are published online?How do I print a crossword?What happened to the PDF version of a crossword?Why can’t I view the crossword grid’s vertical lines on my print out?H...