The Listener Crossword

Welcome to the web site for the Listener Crossword, the world’s oldest “thematic” crossword puzzle.

The puzzle can be found each Saturday in The (London) Times; it is also available online by subscription as part of The Times Crossword Club.

The links below are the most commonly used and provide access to all the site, including historical and reference information.

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9 August 2014: The reprints of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable have arrived. It appears that extra copies are being sent in error to some prizewinners, who may have asked for (and possibly received) alternative prizes. The advice for such recipients is to keep the unexpected books, because returning them would be too confusing for the warehouse.

New prizewinners may still request an alternative by contacting [email protected] to choose from the following:

  • Chambers Complete Crossword Companion (2013)
  • Chambers Book of Great Speeches (2013)
  • The Chambers Dictionary (2014)

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