FANDOM


This page is home to a table detailing the major differences between noteworthy cryptic crossword publications; any and all difficulty assessments are purely speculative, so mileage may vary.

Comparison of cryptic crosswords Edit

Crossword Frequency Difficulty Grid type Multiple setters? Puzzle available online? Solutions available online? Notes
Daily Mail Daily Easy Blocked Yes, anonymous Yes, free Yes, free
Daily Telegraph Daily Easy/medium Blocked Yes, anonymous Yes, by subscription Yes, free
Enigmatic Variations Sunday Hard/very hard Barred Yes, named Yes, by subscription Yes, free Printed in The Telegraph on Sunday
Telegraph Toughie Tuesday–Friday Medium/hard Blocked Yes, named Yes, by subscription Yes, free Printed in The Daily Telegraph
The Independent Daily Easy-hard Blocked Yes, named Yes, free Yes, free Solutions also available at Fifteensquared
Independent on Sunday Sunday Medium/hard Blocked Yes, named No? Yes, free
Inquisitor Sunday? Hard/very hard Barred Yes, named No? Yes, free
The Spectator Weekly? Hard/very hard? Barred Yes?, named Yes, free Yes, free
Beelzebub Sunday? Hard/very hard? Barred Yes?, named No? Yes, free Printed in The Independent on Sunday
The Guardian Daily Easy-hard Blocked Yes, named Yes, free Yes, free Solutions also available at Fifteensquared
The Guardian Quiptic Monday Easy Blocked Yes, named Yes, free Yes, free Solutions also available at Fifteensquared
Everyman Sunday Easy Blocked No?, anonymous Yes, free Yes, free Printed in The Observer
Azed Sunday Hard/very hard Barred No, named Yes, free Yes, free Printed in The Observer
The Times Daily Medium-hard Blocked Yes, anonymous Yes, by subscription Yes, free
The Hindu Daily Medium Blocked Yes, named Yes, free Yes, free Indian newspaper
The Listener Saturday Very hard Barred Yes, named Yes, by subscription ? Printed in The Times
The Sunday Times Sunday Medium Blocked No?, anonymous Yes, by subscription Yes, free
Mephisto Sunday Hard/very hard Barred Yes, anonymous? Yes, by subscription Yes, free Printed in The Sunday Times
Financial Times Daily Medium-hard Blocked Yes, named Yes, free Yes, free
Cyclops (Private Eye) Fortnightly Medium-hard Blocked No, named Yes, free Yes, free Solutions also available at Fifteensquared
Globe and Mail (Canada) Daily Easy-medium Blocked No (Mon–Fri), yes (Sat) Yes, free Yes, free

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.