Ben's Cryptic Crosswords - Archives

A fresh cryptic crossword puzzle published every Wednesday HERE!

All puzzles on this page are my original work, with the slight exception of ...

  • High Society (only ten clues)
  • 2017 Dec 27 - CFTD Christmas
  • 2018 Dec 26 - CFTD Christmas II (all but eight clues)
  • 2019 Dec 25 - CFTD Christmas III
  • 2020 Dec 30 - CFTD-Fest(IV) - Confused Narcissist
  • 2021 Dec 29 - A Dose of CFTD
  • 2022 Dec 28 - CFTD Banjo Battle
  • 2023 Dec 27 - Alpha Beta Christmas
  • which have clues drawn from the "Clue for the Day" contest on the Cryptic Crossword Society facebook group.

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