Cryptic Crossword… Winter 2016 - 17

| December 9, 2016

Complete the cryptic crossword for your chance to win a copy of Can You Solve My Problems? A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles by Alex Bellos.


This competition has now ended. The winner was John Lawson from Holmfirth.


The Prize

The bestselling author of Alex’s Adventures in Numberland tells the story of the puzzle through 125 of the world’s best brainteasers. This book is packed full of eye-opening anecdotes, brain-stretching ideas and thoroughly addictive puzzles.

To enter the competition, simply print out the crossword here (or complete it from your copy of Compass magazine) and send it, along with your full name, address and postcode, to:

Compass Crossword Competition
c/o John Patterson
Cox & Kings Travel Ltd
6th Floor, 30 Millbank
London, SW1P 4EE

Or email your answers to All entries must be received by 31 March 2017.

Terms and conditions:

1. Closing date for entries is midday (GMT) on 31 March 2017. 2. The competition is open to individual residents of the UK aged 18 or over, except employees of Cox & Kings, their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and their families, agents, or anyone connected with this competition, including the third-party promotional partners. 3. The winners will be drawn at random on 1 April 2017 from all correct entries received prior to the close of the competition. 4. The prize is a copy of Can You Solve My Problems by Alex Bellos. 5. The promoter of the competition is Cox & Kings Travel Ltd, 6th Floor, 30 Millbank, London SW1P 4EE.

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