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Phil's Crossword Puzzles

Here are a few crossword puzzles that I have written.

  • CtC discord one year celebration
  • Kilmersdon cryptic 1
  • Kilmersdon cryptic 2
  • Kilmersdon cryptic 3
  • For Glentopher
  • Easy cryptic
  • 21D is ____
  • Trick or Treat
with others:
  • CtC collab 1 - Creation
  • CtC collab 2 - Twice
  • CtC collab 3 - Comical X-Word
  • joeadultman collab 2 - 21D is ...
  • joeadultman collab 1 - All Over The Place

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Phil's Puzzles Page
I have always had a passing interest in puzzles, but this has become a bit more of a serious obsession during lockdown since I discovered the Cracking The Cryptic YouTube channel.
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CtC discord - One Year Celebration - Cryptic Crossword
This puzzle was made to form part of the celebrations when the CtC fan discord server reached it's first anniversary.
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Kilmersdon Parish News- Cryptic Crossword No. 1
This is the first puzzle that I made specifically for my local village parish magazine. It was published in the May/Jun 2021 edition.
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Kilmersdon Parish News- Cryptic Crossword No. 2
This is the second puzzle I made for my local village parish magazine. It was published in the Jul/Aug 2021 edition.
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Kilmersdon Parish News- Cryptic Crossword No. 3
I am currently working on a third puzzle for my local village parish magazine. This will hopefully be published in the Sep/Oct 2021 edition.
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Cryptic Crossword For Glentopher
I made this puzzle for a Twitch streamer called Glentopher who, through lockdown, has been solving cryptic crosswords live on stream a couple of days a week at lunchtimes.
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Easy Cryptic
This puzzle is designed to be fairly easy for a beginner cryptic solver.
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21D is ____
I made this puzzle for a Twitch streamer called justdaniherenow who used to solve American style and cryptic crosswords live on stream.
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Trick or Treat - Cryptic Crossword
This was one of my first serious attempts at making a proper cryptic crossword puzzle after joining the CtC fan discord server. It was made for the monthly puzzle prompt in October 2020 which was on the theme of Hallowe'en. Looking back at it now, there are a few things wrong with this puzzle. Some of the clues are pretty good but a few are unfairly difficult as the answers are quite obscure and the clues not necessarily straightforward either. Also there are too many uncrossed letters which makes it more difficult and less fun. It would appear that I made this puzzle before I learned that by convention, clues should not end in a full stop, even though they make a sentence. Hopefully this won't spoil anyone's enjoyment of the puzzle, and might flag-up that this is from a newbie setter. By all means, have a try at this puzzle, but you have been warned!
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CtC fan discord Collab Cryptic 1 - Creation
This was the first collaboratively made cryptic crossword by people from the CtC fan discord server.
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CtC fan discord Collab Cryptic 2 - Twice
This was the second collaboratively made cryptic crossword by people from the CtC fan discord server.
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CtC fan discord Collab Cryptic 3 - Comical X-Word
This was the third collaboratively made cryptic crossword by people from the CtC fan discord server.
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21D is ...
This was another puzzle created colloboratively on joeadultman's Twitch stream.
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All Over The Place - Cryptic Crossword
This was a puzzle created colloboratively in about 4 hours. It was organised and directed by Twitch streamer joeadultman
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Sudoku Puzzles
Play some of my sudoku variant puzzles here. I have had a passing interest in sudoku and killer sudoku puzzles for some time. During the Coronavirus lockdown I discovered the Cracking The Cryptic YouTube channel. This opened up to me a whole new world of sudoku variant puzzle types that I had been completely unaware of.
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