The Digital Crosswords on my new website – alongside cover of the last Jumbo Mike Laws and I put together before he retired as Editor.

Inspired by the movie The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne as the late, great, Professor Stephen Hawking, I took it upon myself to see if I could attempt to simulate the parallel universes he alluded to, with that classic moment, on realising that what was planned took a different course, when the girl dropped her pencil on the floor! It occurred to me that the arena that is a crossword is no different.


Our Latin Crossword Game – New Game 8 – Homage to Cicero! All of these games are FREE and can be found under Nital under Archive alongside.


Our regular link up to this Website courtesy of Linked-In and Facebook via active revived crosswords on both sites penned by Edmund Akenhead before and after he joined The Times as well as other authors pre Autumn 2000 assisted by DA. See Extra and Visits.


Our 1930 + initiative – See my revised Preface under 1930+ for further details – DA


Our War Years Project to include all Times crosswords published between September 1939 and January 1946. All crosswords to 30th April 1941 are now complete and Samples available under Archive alongside.


Our own expanded Archive to include free samples of digital crossword collections and games extracted from publications published in The Times and The Sunday Times to October 2000 and to date in the case of Jumbo publications alone. Extracted free samples of Sun digital publications are available as well.


Promotion of Arts and Culture locally (and globally), something I propose to resurrect myself this Fall here in Newfoundland in my Thoughts studio, where I've made a start with a few timely monologues, and project a small expanded broadcasting team of core actors. I had in mind from the Tempest: Revels scene, Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand, Ariel and the Merchant of Venice: Shylock, Portia trial scene and possibly the Suitors' scenes for the fair lady's hand – anyone interested in the St John's area contact me through, before August 19, when we close for a 2 week break, resuming normal service on September 3rd. I hasten to add that the website will remain open throughout with a skeleton service – DA

I’ll no say men are villains a’; The real harden’d wicked, Wha hae nae check but human law; Are to a few restricked: But och! mankind are unco weak, An’ little to be trusted; If self the wavering balance shake, It’s rarely right adjusted

Robert Burns Epistle to a Young Friend (the Friend being  Andrew Aiken son of Robert of Ayr, Burns’s patron and protector) Mossgiel, May 1786.

With Ukraine foremost in my mind:

What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.

Christina Rossetti 1830-94 “In the bleak mid-winter” 1875

He could, perhaps, have pass’d the Hellespont, As once (a feat on which ourselves we prided) Leander, Mr. Ekenhead, and I did.

George Gordon Noel Lord Byron Don Juan c.v.

Few men have been admired by their own households

Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) Que sais-je?

  • Past: Editorial by Edmund Akenhead, former Crossword Editor of The Times 1965-1983

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  • Present: Editorial by David Akenhead, CEO Akenhead crosswords

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  • Future: Editorial by David Akenhead, CEO Akenhead crosswords

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STOP PRESS! Greetings around the World! On the momentous occasion of HMQ’s Platinum Jubilee celebrated under my News Editorial, a reminder here that our wonderful Crossword on The Times was preceded by 5 Years by The Sunday Times. Witness alongside crosswords courtesy of Times Newspapers Limited compiled originally for The Sunday Times by Elizabeth Jewell and published in Book form in 1975 by Penguin – DA

STOP PRESS! Quality control is fundamental to my operation, as well as getting my programs to behave with mathematical intelligence and precision. However, if you, gentle reader, discover any flaw which may have slipped my attention, please notify me at our internal email address: and I shall address the matter immediately. Pleased to display (above) my last collaborative effort with my dear friend, Mike Laws, (Obituary attached and deeply missed) and the Jumbo crossword team before he left The Times, The Times Jumbo Cryptic Crossword Book 6.

STOP PRESS! Over 127,200. Visits recorded here from 165 countries. Our viewership has rocketed since celebrating 90 Years of The Times Crossword two years ago in February 2020 along with my own 208 clue contribution in reply to Brian Greer’s earlier mammoth Diamond Jubilee Puzzle! as well as the other Anniversary milestones of The Times crossword whose centenary in 2030 I propose to celebrate, in support of St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney and all the Sisters and friends of The Mary Aikenhead Foundation and at the Heritage Centre in Dublin and globally, whose tireless work is as treasured as it has always been in bringing hope to peoples’ lives.

David Akenhead, CEO Akenhead crosswords, Tuesday, 9th August 2022

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