New Scientist Crosswords

Welcome to our new crossword site.

You can now tackle all our crosswords online in our mobile-friendly digital format, which lets you check your answers, keep a score and play with friends.

We publish a new crossword every Thursday, alternating between quick and cryptic.

Subscriberscan access the full archive of crosswords. For non-subscribers,one cryptic crosswordandone quick crosswordare free to play to give you a taste of what our puzzles have to offer.

If you're new to cryptic crosswords and want to learn how to tackle themread our guide for beginners.

And if you have questions, email us

Happy puzzling!


Quick crossword #120: Wax produced by wool-bearing mammals (7)

Richard Smyth - 3 November 2022

Cryptic crossword #95: Volatile oil near part of aeroplane (7)

Wingding - 27 October 2022

Quick crossword #119: Bacterium associated with food poisoning (1,4)

Richard Smyth - 20 October 2022

Cryptic crossword #94: Metalloid plant outside entrance to mine (9)

Rasa - 13 October 2022

Quick crossword #118: Highest point in the celestial sphere (6)

Richard Smyth - 6 October 2022

Cryptic crossword #93: Monkey and squirrel eating selenium (8)

Wingding - 29 September 2022


Puzzle #192: Can you work out how many members are on the new board?

Puzzle #191: Can you work out how many Halloween sweets were eaten?

Puzzle #190: Can you find a tennis score that is also a square number?

Puzzle #189: Can you work out what the time was?

Puzzle #188: Can you work out who won the football tournament?

Puzzle #187: Can you work out which box contains the prize?

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