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.
4 Aug 2017: A glitch in the transition to the new Puzzles section of The Times’ website has caused Listener 4462 to appear early, in a two-page format, and without its title and byline. Links to the most recent Listener Crosswords, properly formatted to fit on single pages, can be found at the new website’s Listener Crossword page (subscription required).