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The Independent Crossword

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We ask the owner of The Independent to retain the Crossword as part of its online service.  The Independent Crossword has been an important part of the world of crosswords with its innovative puzzles and through its editor's hard work, it has given many of the top setters their initial chance of having their puzzles published.  

The Crossword has embraced the digital age.  It is possible, as some newspapers have proved, to allow for solving of crosswords on screen via tablets, laptops and mobiles and to still have a back-up pdf print facility offering all solvers the opportunity to continue to enjoy their hobby.  This could form the basis of a small online puzzle subscription service, as other newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph and Times have proved.  It could even lend itself to some sponsorship funding as well.

The newspaper also has a special puzzle at the weekend with its Inquisitor series which is regarded highly throughout the crossword world for its innovation and challenging themes.  This could continue to be available through its digital platform as a pdf download.

Please give serious thought to this as the crossword world would be very much the poorer without this staple of newspapers.



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