CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS

I am not ashamed to say I am addicted to Cryptic Crosswords for over 45 years. If I am asked to thank the English race for just one invention, I shall unhesitatingly choose the Cryptic Crossword. It is a wonderful pastime and I thank God I fell into this habit. I cannot remember when I started solving crosswords. What I remember is that Santhanam (now my brother-in-law) and I used to jointly solve Indian Express crossword in our college days. After marriage, Amritha (my wife) also got interested to cryptic crosswords and we solve together the Economic Times crosswords every day. In my view, Economic Times (which reproduces the London Daily Mail crossword) has the best clues among the Indian newspapers. Statesman, Telegraph, Sunday Hindu and Sunday Times are also good. While in Mumbai, I used to solve the Jumbo Crossword (full page) in The Afternoon Despatch & Courier on Saturdays in which I have won prizes on a few occasions. I have also developed Crossword Lessons for those interested to know about them. From 21st June 2009, I have started posting crosswords from The Hindu of Sunday with hints to solve. I try to post it before 1.00 PM IST every Sunday.

Please click on the links in Table below to read about/solve the Sunday Hindu cryptic crosswords.


S.Parthasarathy
2nd July 2009

Introduction to English Cryptic Crosswords in 10 lessons

If you are already solving Crosswords, you can view the common abbreviations used in English Cryptic Crosswords

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,16th December 2012 (with hints and solution)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 16th December 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,9th December 2012 (with hints and solution)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 9th December 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,11th November 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 11th November 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,4th November 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 4th November 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,28th October 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 28th October 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,14th October 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 14th October 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,7th October 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 7th October 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,30th September 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 30th September 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,23rd September 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 23rd September 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday,16th September 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 16th September 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 9th September 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.45 hrs IST on 9th September 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 2nd September 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 2nd September 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 26th August 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 26th August 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 19th August 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 19th August 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 12th August 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 12th August 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 5th August 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 5th August 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 29th July 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 29th July 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 15th July 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 15th July 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 8th July 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 8th July 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 1st July 2012 (Fillable)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 1st July 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 24th June 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 24th June 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 17th June 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 17th June 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 10th June 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 10th June 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 3rd June 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 3rd June 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 27th May 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 27th May 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 20th May 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 20th May 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 13th May 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 13th May 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 6th May 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 6th May 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 29th April 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 29th April 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 22nd April 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 22nd April 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 15th April 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 15th April 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 8th April 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 8th April 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 1st April 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 1st April 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 25th March 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 25th March 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 18th March 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 18th March 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 11th March 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 11th March 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 4th March 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 4th March 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 26th February 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 26th February 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 19th February 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 19th February 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 12th February 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 12th February 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 5th February 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 5th February 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 29th January 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 29th January 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 22nd January 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 22nd January 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 15th January 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 07.30 hrs IST on 15th January 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 8th January 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 8th January 2012

Solution to Daily Crossword compiled by Textrous in The Hindu of 7th January 2012 (with hints)

Posted at 10.00 hrs IST on 7th January 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 1st January 2012 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 1st January 2012

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 25th December 2011 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 25th December 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 18th December 2011 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 18th December 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 11th December 2011 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 11th december 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 4th December 2011 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 4th december 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 27th November 2011 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 27th November 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 20th November 2011 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 20th November 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 13th November 2011 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 13th November 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 6th November 2011 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 6th November 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 30th October 2011 (Fillable and with hints)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 30th October 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 23rd October 2011

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 23rd October 2011

Solution to Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 16th October 2011

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 16th October 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 9th October 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 9th October 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 2nd October 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 2nd October 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 25th September 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 25th September 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 18th September 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 18th September 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 11th September 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 11th September 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 4th September 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 4th September 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 28th August 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 28th August 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 21st August 2011 (Fillable and with solutions)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 21st August 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 14th August 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 14th August 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 7th August 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 7th August 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 31st July 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 31st July 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 17th July 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 07.30 hrs IST on 17th July 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 10th July 2011 (Fillable and with solutions)

Posted at 06.00 hrs IST on 10th July 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 3rd July 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 07.30 hrs IST on 3rd July 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 26th June 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 26th June 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 19th June 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solutions)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 19th June 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 12th June 2011 (Fillable and with solutions)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 12th June 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 5th June 2011 (Fillable and with hints and solution)

Posted at 07.30 hrs IST on 5th June 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 29th May 2011 (Fillable and with solution)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 29th May 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 22nd May 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 07.15 hrs IST on 22nd May 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 15th May 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 15th May 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 1st May 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 1st May 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 24th April 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 24th April 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 27th March 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 27th March 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 20th March 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.45 hrs IST on 20th March 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 13th March 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 13th March 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 6th March 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.45 hrs IST on 6th March 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 27th February 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 27th February 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 20th February 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 20th February 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 6th February 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 6th February 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 30th January 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 10.00 hrs IST on 30th January 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 23rd January 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 23rd January 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 9th January 2011 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.45 hrs IST on 9th January 2011

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 26th December 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 26th December 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 12th December 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 12th December 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 5th December 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 5th December 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 28th November 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 28th November 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 21st November 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 21st November 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 14th November 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 14th November 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 7th November 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 10.00 hrs IST on 7th November 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 31st October 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 09.00 hrs IST on 31st October 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 24th October 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 24th October 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 10th October 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 10.00 hrs IST on 10th October 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 19th September 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 09.30 hrs IST on 19th September 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 5th September 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 5th September 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 29th August 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 29th August 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 22nd August 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 22nd August 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 15th August 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 09.30 hrs IST on 15th August 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 8th August 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 09.15 hrs IST on 8th August 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 1st August 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 07.45 hrs IST on 1st August 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 18th July 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.45 hrs IST on 18th July 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 11th July 2010 with solutions (Fillable)

Posted at 08.15 hrs IST on 11th July 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 4th July 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 09.15 hrs IST on 4th July 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 20th June 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 09.00 hrs IST on 20th June 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 13th June 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 09.15 hrs IST on 13th June 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 6th June 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 10.30 hrs IST on 6th June 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 30th May 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 10.30 hrs IST on 30th May 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 23rd May 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 10.30 hrs IST on 23rd May 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 16th May 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 14.30 hrs IST on 16th May 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 9th May 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.30 hrs IST on 9th May 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 2nd May 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 08.00 hrs IST on 2nd May 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 25th April 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 13.30 hrs IST on 25th April 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 18th April 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 13.30 hrs IST on 18th April 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 11th April 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 15.30 hrs IST on 11th April 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 4th April 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 11.30 hrs IST on 4th April 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 28th March 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 12.00 hrs IST on 28th March 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 7th March 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 09.30 hrs IST on 7th March 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 28th February 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 10.30 hrs IST on 28th February 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 21st February 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 11.00 hrs IST on 21st February 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 7th February 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 14.30 hrs IST on 7th February 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 31st January 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 12.00 hrs IST on 31st January 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 24th January 2010 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 13.30 hrs IST on 24th January 2010

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 20th December 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 13.00 hrs Sydney Time on 13th December 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 13th December 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 13.00 hrs Sydney Time on 13th December 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 1st November 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 09.30 hrs IST on 1st November 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 25th October 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 14.00 hrs IST on 25th October 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 4th October 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 14.00 hrs IST on 4th October 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 27th September 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Was ready at 11.30 hrs IST on 27th September 2009, but could be posted only on 4th October 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 20th September 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 11.00 hrs IST on 20th September 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 23rd August 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 18.00 hrs IST on 23rd August 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 16th August 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 13.00 hrs IST on 16th August 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 9th August 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 10.00 hrs IST on 9th August 2009 without 3 solutions and at 14.00 hrs with all solutions

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 2nd August 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Posted at 11.00 hrs IST on 2nd August 2009

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 26th July 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 19th July 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 12th July 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 5th July 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 28th June 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)

Crossword in The Hindu of Sunday, 21st June 2009 (Fillable and with hints to solve)



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