The BBC CiNA (Children in Need Appeal)
3D Crosswords World Championship 2020

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The BBC CiNA (Children in Need Appeal)
3D Crosswords World Championship 2020

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 purchasing either a printed or virtual calendar.

This can be done via the secure on-line PayPal facility above which accepts major credit cards. Please email if you wish to pay by cheque or postal order.

A superb Christmas Present

calendar in Christmas bow

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 purchase a 2020 calendar, please email

Virtual calendar
via download


Printed calendar
For UK delivery

£13.50 + £1.50 p&p

Printed calendar
For European delivery

£13.50 + £5.00 p&p

Printed calendar
For the rest of the world

£13.50 + £7.50 p&p

The Trophy

"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 16 2021.

In order to allow more time for people to join the World Championship the January competition will be held open till February 16.

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