1 Across is a monthly magazine for cryptic crossword enthusiasts, a
rare source of interesting and ingenious speciality and thematic
puzzles by professional and amateur compilers. Many may be known to you
from their published work; others are up and coming in the world of
crossword setting. What all of the puzzles share, though, is a high
quality and an entertaining take on the norm. It offers five puzzles
every month; four are brand-new, and one is an Araucaria from the
extensive 1 Across archives.
Puzzles may be 'normal' blocked grids, barred, blank, circular,
Scrabble boards... often, anything goes! Many puzzles have Ninas; most
have more overt themes. One puzzle every month is a Prize Puzzle, with
a prize of a book voucher generously donated by Oxford University Press.
Formerly edited by Araucaria, Mike Rich, John Henderson (Enigmatist)
and Tom Johnson (Doc/Didymus/Gozo/Maskarade/…), 1 Across is now
edited by Hamish Symington (Soup).
For full details, subscription information and a sample issue, visit www.1across.co.uk.