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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Setters who would like their personal information in the Setters section to be changed (addition, removal or amendment of the real name) may contact

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 printing with the words restored is promised in 2015. In the meantime, a PDF file containing the missing words can be downloaded from the Chambers website.

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