Apex Crosswords

Apex is the pseudonym of Eric Chalkley MBE, a retired carpenter who admired the crosswords of Ximenes and decided to ape X. This site is a tribute to his masterly crosswords; clues that are fair and correct to Ximenean standards and puzzles that are always original and witty.

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Armchair Crosswords by Afrit

New edition of this classic book, 40 crosswords,
the famous introduction plus unique photos of Afrit.


Apex ?      All the facts about Eric Chalkley MBE, alias Apex.
MBE         Exclusive photo of the award ceremony
Puzzles      An index of crossword puzzles by Apex.
Speech       Apex's speech, 13 April 2002
Clues        Every prize winning clue in Xmas Competitions since 1971
Crossword Books    My recommendations for your crossword bookshelf. Order them directly and support this site.
Clue Types    An explanation of the specialist clues and how to solve a Playfair code.
Links         Links to Internet Crossword sites. Your suggestions are always considered.
Xmas        Apex (A Puzzle Every Xmas) and his annual competitions.
Ximenes   A tribute to the Master and the toughest puzzles on the Internet.
Solvers     Apex has a select band of devoted fans. A Who's Who of the Xmas solvers.


Since 15 January 1998

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