Welcome to Madryn Crosswords where you can try some of my cryptic crosswords or contact me about commissioning bespoke puzzles. I have always found words and language fascinating and have been trying to solve crosswords, with mixed success, for as long as I can remember. ‘Quick’ or ‘Cryptic’, alone or with a much cleverer friend, I can’t resist a grid and am particularly drawn to the sheer oddness of the Cryptic Crossword. I’ll try any crossword and have glanced at the Guardian cryptic most days since the times of the great Araucaria, though I rarely completed his brilliant puzzles without help! In the last few years, with a little more time on my hands, I have been compiling my own puzzles for friends and family who have been (mostly) polite and appreciative, now the puzzles are available to a wider audience to solve and provide feedback.