Cross Atlantic is the news brand’s first new flagship crossword in almost 15 years, taking inspiration from across the Atlantic with a distinctly British twist
‘Cross Atlantic‘ is hand-compiled, with accessible clues comprising straight definition, humorous wordplay, general knowledge, cultural references, and current affairs. The Telegraph’s team of setters will also draw inspiration from historical anniversaries and topical events to create a crossword puzzle that offers character as well as challenge.
The Cross Atlantic is available to solve in print on Saturday and Sunday, and daily on the Telegraph Puzzles website. It will also be free for all to try online for a limited post-launch window.
Cross Atlantic is the latest addition to the Telegraph’s esteemed collection of puzzles and part of the next iteration of the Telegraph Puzzles website, launched in August 2022. The website now includes compelling new features such as streaks and achievements.
Streaks allow users to show off their prowess for solving puzzles on consecutive days, while achievements are fun in-game rewards that players can earn by solving the puzzles they love.
Two other new puzzles are also joining the digital collection: an all-new, entry level Mini Crossword, and the existing print favourite logic puzzle, Killer Sudoku. These join PlusWord, a newly created puzzle from The Telegraph which was launched earlier this year and combines the challenge of a crossword with online word-finding games.
Digital Plus users will gain automatic access to the Puzzle site, with Digital Subscribers able to add it to their existing subscription. A standalone Puzzles Subscription to the site is also available.
The Telegraph’s general manager of puzzles and games, Dan Silver says: “This is an American-style crossword but wearing a bowler hat, carrying a briefcase, with a rolled up umbrella under its arm, and a British accent. All of the references and cultural touchstones are hand-tooled to delight homegrown crossword fans.”
Assembled by the country’s best compilers it will have, he says “a real British twist, with that sense of fun and character”.