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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Prize delays

We apologise for the continuing delay in sending prizes of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. The reprinted copies are expected in stock in late July. Prizewinners who would rather have an alternative may contact to choose from the following:

  • Chambers Complete Crossword Companion (2013)
  • Chambers Book of Great Speeches (2013)
  • The Chambers Dictionary (2014), available at the end of June

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