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 delay

27 Nov 2018: The prize suppliers have run out of stock of The Chambers Dictionary, reprints of which are not expected before February 2019. Winners who are expecting a copy of the dictionary and haven’t yet received it are invited to contact us at the usual postal submission address or via to request an alternative prize, if they don’t want to wait for Chambers. The options on offer are:

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