The BBC CiNA (Children in Need Appeal)
3D Crosswords World Championship 2019

Calendar cover 2019

The BBC CiNA (Children in Need Appeal)
3D Crosswords World Championship 2019

The BBC CiNA 3D Crosswords World Championship consists of 12 three-dimensional crosswords with clues set by some of the best UK compilers, on the frame of a calendar. Each day has a clue. Each month has a grid to complete in 12 prize competitions. The World Champion will solve all 12 puzzles and win a tie-break requiring skill and imagination.

Entry to the World Championship or just to have some fun is secured by paying £12.00 for the virtual calendar download.

This can be done via the secure on-line PayPal facility above which accepts major credit cards or by sending a cheque payable to ‘3D Crosswords Ltd’ to ‘Calendar Puzzles 2018, PO Box 4823, Coventry Cv6 9FN.

A superb Christmas Present

The 3D Puzzle Calendar makes a superb Christmas present for someone who does cryptic crosswords. Do you know someone? This will keep them out of trouble. If you would like to buy the virtual version for someone as a gift you might like something physical to give as a token. We can send you a special Christmas card with a World Championship Entry. Virtual Calendar plus Card costs £14.00

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We are very sorry that Sirius is very poorly, undergoing cancer treatment and heart surgery. We are not able to offer a printed calendar this year.

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"Not a Piece of Cake" Conceptual Cryptic Sculpture by Sirius


‘My best Christmas Present’ Robbie E

‘The 3D puzzles are not just very different, they are very good’ Andy Wallace Times for the Times

'Congratulations on a Masterpiece Puzzle’ Evan Davis BBC Radio 4 Today

‘I’m hooked’ Nora Boswell, World Champion

‘A great puzzle’ Enigmatist

‘Across, down and away. Added value.’ Peter Cargill, former World Champion, Fife.

‘I hope that this year's calendar is again a huge success’ Hugh Stephenson Guardian

The deadline for entries for the February – November competitions will be the last day of the month concerned. The final deadline for December will be Jan 15th 2019.

In order to allow more time for people to join the World Championship the January competition will be held open till February 15 2018.

Solutions will be posted on the Download page. Winners will be announced in the monthly newsletter