The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

Welcome to CCCWC hosted by & lit.

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

Chambers Dictionaries
Chambers Crossword Dictionary

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 Chambers, for the clue voted best each month (UK addresses only).

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

If you want to join The Crossword Centre’s Google 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 or two 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 70 years of the Observer Azed and Ximenes Clue-Writing Competitions. Follow the link on the left.



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24 clues entered so far.
5 days to go. Entry closes on
Monday 3rd June.



See the full results

2nd place Peter Moore Fuller

Adult books aroused heartless fellow (7)

Voting is now closed for BARBERSHOP.
Results will be out shortly.