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Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has launched CluedUp, an interactive club on Telegraph.co.uk (TCUK) for the dedicated puzzler.
The new site will incorporate the Telegraph’s existing Crossword Society, now in its seventh year, and will offer an expanded and innovative online community with more than 10,000 members.
If you consider yourself a puzzle aficionado, CluedUp offers you the chance to compete for cash prizes and access the impressive archive of Telegraph crosswords. Each week, CluedUp will offer over fifty new puzzles, including the widely popular General Knowledge puzzle from The Daily Telegraph Saturday edition and the recently launched Toughie. The community also gives subscribers access to games such as Sudoku, codewords and kakuro.
Players are awarded points for every puzzle they solve and can earn time bonus points for the speed and accuracy with which they complete challenges. You can also choose to be ranked on a leader board, measuring your performance against other players, and to create a profile with records of your puzzle-solving history.
The Daily Telegraph published its first crossword on 30th July 1925. During the Second World War, code-breakers were recruited using The Daily Telegraph crossword. Those who could complete the crossword in under 12 minutes were invited to sign up. The fastest recorded time was by F. H. W. Hawes of Dagenham, who finished in less than eight minutes.
Kate Fassett, Crossword Editor, TMG, said: “The Telegraph has a record stretching back decades of offering the most challenging and rewarding crosswords for our readers. CluedUp takes members to another level, providing them with a variety of games within an interactive community of dedicated fellow puzzlers. If you think you’re good, play amongst the best!”
To celebrate the launch, the Telegraph is offering 7 days free access to the new crossword site – to sign up go to Telegraph.co.uk/cluedup. Your subscription will start automatically at the end of your free trial unless you cancel !