The New Grids On The Block – Crosswords and Puzzles


Hi and welcome to the a1puzzles website. My name is Tony McDermott.

One of my main hobbies over the years has been creating and solving all types of Crosswords and Puzzles. I started creating my own puzzles about 20 years ago with nothing more than a pencil, paper and of course what would nowadays seems like the stone age way of creating…a dictionary!. How things have changed!


When solving Crosswords and Puzzles my personal favorites would have to be Sudoku, Killer Sudoku, Kakuro, Diagramless Crosswords and Double Acrostic Crosswords…I also  ‘attempt’ to solve most Logic puzzles. And, although I enjoy trying to solve all types of Crosswords and Puzzles I prefer to create quality puzzles for others. Recent studies have shown the many health benefits of solving Crosswords and Puzzles. As well as the benefits cited in the article they are also fun to do and can be enjoyed by anyone young or old. I also recommend that you watch the excellent documentary film called Wordplay. You can read the reviews here at IMDb or here at Wikipedia. A history of the tournament with information on past and present winners can be found here

Therefore, I have gathered all of the Crosswords and Puzzles that I have created over the years (including my own personal favorites) and decided to make them available on the internet for free. Some of the puzzles can be played online and others I have put into eBook format.


So far I have created 4 eBooks that are titled ‘The New Grids On The Block’.

Included in each eBook are 100 Crosswords and Puzzles such as:

To download the eBooks please click on the images below.

You can also download the bonus CodeWords Volume One eBook by clicking here



There is also an Interactive Area with 1300+ Jigsaws (including 100 ‘easy’ Jigsaws suitable for children) over 550 Sudoku puzzles, 200 Crosswords from Medium to Extra Large that can be played online or downloaded to your computer to be played at your convenience


Click on the image below to go to the Interactive Area:


I will also be uploading a Weekly Quiz every Sunday:

Please click on the link below to go to the relevant year:






Go to 2014 Weekly Quizzes

Go to 2015 Weekly Quizzes

Go to 2016 Weekly Quizzes

Go to 2017 Weekly Quizzes