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13 issues in 2014
64 pages
Page size:
148x210mm (5.8"x8.3")
Cover price:
2.50 (GBP)
Currently on sale:
Issue 97
Next issue on sale:
21 May 2014
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Crossword is a compact, conveniently sized magazine that will appeal to all crossword enthusiasts, especially those who appreciate a refreshing departure from an emphasis on celebrity-related clues.

While two-thirds of the puzzles are crosswords with straightforward clues, the following puzzles also appear: Skeleton Crossword, cryptic crossword, general knowledge crossword, All In One crossword, Pieceword, Continuity, Missing Links, codeword, arroword and Sudoku.

And for those solvers keen to enhance their vocabulary, a fascinating selection of unusual words, both old and new, is included within various puzzles, accompanied by an explanation from the editor. All puzzles are graded according to their level of difficulty.

Each issue runs the Pocket Money competition, in which readers can win a 1,000 jackpot. This competition is run in conjunction with other participating Puzzler Media titles. There are also occasional seasonal competitions.

The magazine has a sensible, clear layout, with a pleasant pastel colour scheme.

Puzzles featured:


Puzzles included:

All In One, Arroword, Codeword, Continuity, Cryptic Crossword, Missing Links, Pieceword, Skeleton Crossword, Sudoku