The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

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You love solving Cryptic Crosswords … now test your Clue-Writing skills!

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CCCWC is the monthly cryptic crossword clue-writing competition open to all members of The Crossword Centre ( mailing list.

It’s free to enter, and there’s a prize, donated by Collins, for the clue voted best each month.

There’s more help and information at the About CCCWC link on the left.

If you want to join The Crossword Centre’s Yahoo! Groups mailing list and take part in the competition, follow the Register and join link.

If you’re already on The Crossword Centre’s mailing list, you can register now for the competition. If you join the mailing list as a new member, please allow a day for the membership lists to be synchronised before registering on this site.

Looking for Clue-Writing inspiration? CCCWC is the sister site of & lit. – The Azed Slip Archive, where you can find thousands of the best cryptic crossword clues from more than 40 years of the Observer Azed Clue-Writing Competition. Follow the link on the left.



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33 clues entered so far.
15 days to go. Entry closes on
Thursday 25th February.



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57 clues to vote for.
30 votes received so far.
7 days to go. Voting closes on
Wednesday 17th February.


2015 Annual Results


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