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.


In Listener Crossword 4383, Display by Aedites, the numbers after clues are the lengths of their answers, not the grid entries.

The Chambers Dictionary

The initial printing of the 13th edition of The Chambers Dictionary (2014) is missing all the words that were shaded in grey in the 12th edition. A revised version with the words restored is expected in February 2016. In the meantime, a PDF file containing the missing words can be downloaded from the Chambers website.

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