The Listener Crossword


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.

Prize information

Last updated 3 April 2020: The Chambers Dictionary is out of stock again, so Brewer’s is the new default prize. Winners for Listener crosswords 4592 to 4601 are asked to contact us about a replacement prize, at either or the usual postal submission address. Other winners may still request one of the alternative prizes. The options on offer are:

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