My Crosswords

The pages on this website about my setting of crosswords were mainly written up to a decade ago and I have not had time to update them recently. I have only updated the paragraph on this page to reflect how things have changed in the years since February 2018.

From mid 2003 until February 2018 I used to set crossword puzzles for the British Mensa south-east region newsletter (SEMantics) up to six times (and once even eight) a year, and I occasionally composed others which were more difficult than those. I offer both here to enthusiasts, along with some pages of guidance from which you can learn how to solve cryptic crosswords, if you have never learnt how to do this, and some examples of cryptic clues; and you can also learn a little about the use of anagrams in clues.