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 update

30 Mar 2019: Reprints of The Chambers Dictionary are now in stock and the prize suppliers are in the process of fulfilling the delayed orders for it. Unfortunately, we have been informed that Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is now out of stock, with reprints expected by 23 April. Also, stocks of most of the alternative books on offer have run out and we don’t have dates for their availability.

Winners may still contact us at the usual postal submission address or via to request an alternative prize. The options on offer are:

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