Combining the challenge of crosswords with online word-finding games, PlusWord is the latest addition to The Telegraph’s long tradition in puzzles
Invented by the Telegraph’s puzzle editor Chris Lancaster, PlusWord is free to play and available daily in print, online and via the Telegraph App. The hybrid puzzle challenges users to solve crossword clues and then find the five letter PlusWord. One new puzzle will be published daily at midnight online.
A Telegraph PlusWord book featuring 150 puzzles is also available for purchase, with a second volume due later in the year.
Chris Lancaster, puzzle editor, The Telegraph said: “The Telegraph’s puzzles have an unparalleled history, evolving with the times. Puzzles are a key part of our offering and PlusWorld is the latest addition to this celebrated collection.”
The Telegraph’s puzzling heritage extends almost a century, even being used by British Intelligence to recruit and transmit codewords during the Second World War. The Telegraph Puzzles website first launched in 2008, featuring puzzles including crosswords, sudoku and many more, along with leaderboards.
In January 2022, the Sunday Telegraph launched an eight page broadsheet pull-out including brain-training puzzles, an expanded selection of children’s puzzles along with a host of other new challenges. The Saturday Telegraph also gained a new weekly puzzles pull-out running across four broadsheet pages.
The Telegraph will be publishing its 30,000th crossword at the end of this month. There will be further investments in puzzles, with the Telegraph launching an exciting new digital puzzles product which will feature PlusWord later this year.