Free cryptic, concise, coffee time, online, printable crossword puzzles and word searches. Good clues from Eddie James - Brummie (Guardian) and Cyclops, Private Eye.
       EJ's Crossword Showcase
                The web site of Cyclops and Brummie
This web site will
(possibly continuing to mid Oct 2017)
I'm sorry to have to give it up, but other personal commitments and increasing age have forced the decision on me. Thanks to all who have contacted me via this web site.

Eddie James

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I'm a professional crossword setter, probably best known for my cryptic puzzles in Private Eye (as 'Cyclops') and the Guardian (as 'Brummie'). However, most of my crosswords have straight (or mildly cryptic) clues and are created for various UK magazines. My co-setter, Jo, who happens to be my wife, is responsible for at least half of our crossword output.
This site features a number of our puzzles: cryptic crosswords from beginner standard to quite tough, as well as straight definition-style ones, many of them themed. Most of the crosswords are available in java interactive format, though there are usually print and Across Lite versions. There are Word Searches and a Double Acrostic, too.
All puzzles on this site are free.

Solvers should find the 'reverse' list of commonly used abbreviations useful.

A blog  has been added to the existing crosswordy observations/opinions.

  Out now! 100 of my Chambers cryptic crosswords in book form - see here

  Want to commission a crossword or word search? Details here.
Lots of free online cryptic, concise coffee time crosswords word search puzzles on this site - Double Acrostics. Interactive java puzzles, printable ones. Themes: Art, Books, Geography, Food and Drink, Gardening, General Knowledge and Music. The difficulty range is very hard, tough, moderate, easy and beginner.
Buy, purchase, commission wordsearches crosswords from Eddie James, compiler of cryptic crosswords for Private Eye (Cyclops) and the Guardian (Brummie). We supply puzzles for magazines and other print publications or for online publishing to a high professional standard, alwayson time. Puzzles crossword blog, reverse A to Z of Abbreviations, comments on good and bad.
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  Nov 2016 and earlier
 (new setter from Dec 2016)






Cyclops 592 100 Prize

Feb 2017

7 Feb '17