It isn’t too late to order your 3D crossword calendars. Mine have arrived and are truly beautiful. Here ia a Christmas gift that lasts for the whole year. Not only that, it is a also gift to small children who are partially sighted or blind, since all the proceeds go to two charities – one of them is the BBC Children in Need operation and the other is the Royal National Institure for the Blind.
The BBC CiNA and RNIB 3D Crossword Calendar for 2013 is available. I can’t think of a better way to please a crossword enthusiast, and, at the same time, help blind or partially sighted children. The Guardian’s crossword blogger says the same, you can visit his blog HERE (always an enjoyable commentary on what is going on in the crossword world).
Sirius, who inspires some of Britain’s top compilers like Enigmatist, Arachne, Pasquale and Rufus, to donate their work, is the driving force behind this wonderful annual creation. The printers donate the first batch of copies and all the proceeds help construct schools or resources for partially sighted or blind children.
Each month has a beautifully coloured photograph backing for its 3D crossword. The crosswords themselves are cryptic but not very difficult and there is a competition you may enter if you wish to – but no obligation. You might just prefer to enjoy the lovely pictures and dabble now and again in the clues.
Sirius himself is partially sighted but that doesn’t stop him creating, judging, solving and promoting the cause he has so close to his heart. You can order here. This will be a great Christmas present.