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.

can access the full archive of crosswords. For non-subscribers, one cryptic crossword and one quick crossword are free to play to give you a taste of what our puzzles have to offer.

If you have questions, email us at crossword@newscientist.com.

Happy puzzling!

CROSSWORDS

Cryptic crossword #27: Necklace of Klein bottles (3)

Sparticle - 19 March 2020

Quick crossword #53: Th, Pa, U or Bk, perhaps (8)

Richard Smyth - 12 March 2020

Cryptic crossword #26: Horrible carnivorous disease (11)

Wingding - 5 March 2020

Quick crossword #52: Ovoid bacterium (6)

Richard Smyth - 27 February 2020

Cryptic crossword #25: Ancient tree (5)

Sparticle - 20 February 2020

Quick crossword #51: Invertebrate phlebotomists (7)

Richard Smyth - 13 February 2020

PUZZLES

New Scientist puzzle #52: Bus change

Puzzle #51: Birthday candles

New Scientist puzzle #50: Crossing the river

New Scientist puzzle #49: The tree in the snow globe

New Scientist puzzle #48: Seeing red

New Scientist puzzle #47: Geometra’s tomb