EJ's Crossword Showcase
Crosswords and other puzzles, listed by theme
Details about ordering, commissioning, buying tailor made bespoke crosswords or word searches. Themed puzzles cryptic or straight clues; hard easy. moderate, difficult
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Art / Painting
cryptic, easyish:
 1   2  4   5  6   7  8   9  10   11  12   13
Art/artists; art terms / materials java/printable/Across Lite (see below )
straight / quiz-style:
  1  2   5  6   7  8   9  10   11  12   13
   
Beginner's - see under Cryptic
Books  (see also under Entertainment/Arts)
Literary no.1
Double Acrostic
Hard cryptic with (highbrow) literary theme
A puzzle with a difference
java online / printable
printable
British Isles - see under Geography
Cryptic crosswords, general  (see also under Private Eye)
Beginner's  1   2
fairly difficult
moderately difficult

Chambers (publishers) web site
"Sexist Remarks"

Tough 1
Tough 2  3  4
1 is entry level. 2 is slightly harder
Explanations are given with the answers
By guest setter, Trinculo

Quite difficult
Quite difficult

UK-style, Guardian/Times standard
          (as above)
java/printable/Across Lite (see below
java/printable
printable

java/printable
Across Lite (see below)

java/printable/Across Lite (see below
printable
Children's - sorry, no puzzles at present
Current Affairs (UK perspective) - see under Private Eye
Ecology, environment - see under Natural World
Entertainment/Arts  (film/theatre/TV/books/music)
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 Easyish cryptics, with links to
 straight clued versions
Java/printable/Across Lite (see below)
Films  (see also under Entertainment/Arts)
 1
Double Acrostic  2  4
This crossword dates back to 1985!
A different sort of puzzle
Across Lite (see below)
Printable only
Food and Drink  
 quiz-style (19x19 grid)
 quiz-style  1   2  3
 cryptic  1  2    3
 Food/Music
Across = food; Down = gen. knowledge
Food and drink terms
Food and drink terms
Across clues = Music / Down clues = Food
Across Lite (see below)
Java / printable /Across Lite (see below)
   as above
   as above
France / French (places, language) 
 quiz-style / easy cryptic Some knowledge of French language required Across Lite (see below)
Gardening 
 easy cryptic / straight Gardening plants / terms Java / printable
General Knowledge  
 1  2   3  4   5  6   7  8   9  10
Double Acrostic:  quiz-style  cryptic
These are large (19x19) grids
Crossword type puzzle with a difference
Java / printable /Across Lite (see below)
Printable
Geographical theme  
  mini (11 x 11) 1  2  3   4
 quiz-style 1  2   3
 moderate cryptic:
   1  2   3  4   5  6   7  8
 straight clues version of above:
   2  3  4  5   6  7   8
 easy cryptic   1
 Geographical mag. web site
World place names, geographical terms
  (as above)
 
  (as above)
 
  (as above)
Holiday travel / British place names
Geographical places, terms (Monthly Prize)
Printable /Across Lite (see below)
Java / printable /Across Lite (see below)
 
  (as above)
 
  (as above)
Across Lite (see below)
Printable
History - we're hoping to have some History puzzles soon, so watch this space!
Literature - see under Books
Music  (see also under Entertainment/Arts and under Food)
Double acrostic (pop music)  1   2
Classical  1
Classical  2
Music Room  web site
A different sort of puzzle
Tough cryptic
Mainly classical, straight clues
Classical alternates with Pop; Prize
Printable
Java / printable /Across Lite (see below)
   (as above)
Java online / printable
Natural world , environment, wildlife
1  2
Eco1 cryptic   straight
Wildlife / environment (straight clues, mainly)
Ecology theme
Java / printable /Across Lite (see below)
Java online / printable
Private Eye (see Warning)
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UK topical/political and magazine related)
   Warning some claim it's obscene.





   (as above)






 Printable






   Across Lite (see below)






Travel - see under Geography
Wildlife - see under Natural world

ACROSS LITE FORMAT PUZZLES
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You can then download any Across Lite format puzzle onto your hard drive to solve offline whenever - and as often - as you like.

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