1 Across

1 Across (based in Richmond, England) is a monthly magazine for cryptic crossword enthusiasts, with the emphasis on Guardian-style puzzles. It offers 5 original crosswords each month, usually of the blocked grid variety, each with a thematic element. Two puzzles are by Araucaria, the rest by other Guardian setters, or guest setters such as Columba. One puzzle has an "out of the hat" prize and you're encouraged to send in comments on all the puzzles.

1 Across is edited by Tom Johnson who is the crossword editor at The Spectator and compiles under the pseudonyms Doc, Didymus and Gozo. The editorial articles attempt to cover as many aspects of the crossword world as possible, and are often inspired by correspondence from subscribers.

1 Across welcomes previously unpublished puzzles from new and budding compilers, as well as from established ones.

Subscription rates for the current (20th) year are 22 pounds sterling for UK/BFPO members, 24 pounds for European members and 26 pounds for other overseas members.

For full details and a free sample issue write with a C5 (6.4" x 9") SAE for reply to:

1 Across
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