Submissions

Our focus is cryptic crosswords, but we also publish quick crosswords (both British and American style). Our cryptic crosswords tend to be standard 15×15 girds and easier 9×9 grids. We’re very keen on themed puzzles and formal innovations.

Send your crosswords and answers (explanations are a bonus) as ipuz, puz, PDF or Word documents to editor@cruciverbalistmag.com

Guidelines

Our cardinal rule

Your crossword can be easy, difficult, risqué, experimental, entirely unsuitable for the daily newspaper. But it must be fair. Always keep the solver in mind. As Lady Frances Derwent says in Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans:

It’s like making crossword puzzles, you write down a clue and you think it’s too idiotically simple and that everyone will guess it straight off, and you’re frightfully surprised when they simply can’t get it in the least.