Welcome to the website for the Listener Crossword, the world’s oldest “thematic” crossword puzzle. The puzzle is published each Saturday in The Times (UK) newspaper. It is also available online by subscription to The Times website, along with all of The Times’ crosswords.
The links below are the most commonly used and provide access to all the site, including historical and reference information.
The initial version of the 13th edition of The Chambers Dictionary (2014) was missing all the words that had been shaded in grey in the 12th edition. A PDF file containing the missing words can be downloaded from the Chambers website. A revised 13th edition with the missing words restored is published on 15 February 2016.