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New Scientist Crosswords

Welcome to our new crossword site.

You can now tackle all our crosswords online in our mobile-friendly digital format, which lets you check your answers, keep a score and play with friends.

We publish a new crossword every Thursday, alternating between quick and cryptic.

Subscribers can access the full archive of crosswords. For non-subscribers, one cryptic crossword and one quick crossword are free to play to give you a taste of what our puzzles have to offer.

If you have questions, email us at [email protected].

Happy puzzling!


Quick crossword #47: Nerve agent developed in Russia (8)

Richard Smyth - 12 December 2019

Cryptic crossword #20: How baleen is shaped for use in corsetry? (9)

Sparticle - 5 December 2019

Quick crossword #46: The use of labour-saving devices (10)

Richard Smyth - 28 November 2019

Cryptic crossword #19: Mutations

Wingding - 21 November 2019

Quick crossword #45: Rust-resistant sheet metal (6,4)

Richard Smyth - 14 November 2019

Cryptic crossword #18: Inner city geek, when moving, has this? (7,6)

Wingding - 7 November 2019


New Scientist puzzle #34: Ant on a tetrahedron

New Scientist puzzle #33: The mountain pass

New Scientist puzzle #32: Rearranging books

New Scientist puzzle #31: Three hats

New Scientist puzzle #30: Sticking in a pin

New Scientist puzzle #29: How many strips?

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