Puzzlecraft compile quality crosswords and puzzles for the print media. With over 30 year’s experience, we have established a reputation for accuracy and reliability, whilst our flexible service means we can always meet the requirements of you publication.
We are a family concern, founded over 30 years ago by the late renowned compiler Richard Whitelegg who rose to prominence in his field compiling the notoriously difficult ‘Mephisto’ crosswords for the Sunday Times. Under the pseudonyms ‘Albipedius’, ‘Lucifer’ and ‘Beelzebub’ he compiled regularly for the Independent, as well as a host of other publications.
He is succeeded by his son Peter Whitelegg who, after studying at Stirling University joined his father compiling crosswords and expanded the business making word and number games to tackle readers all over the world.
Expanding the team further in 2005 Vickie Whitelegg, Peter’s wife, joined puzzlecraft. She graduated with a Ba Hons in Illustration and Design from the University of Sunderland in 2000 and her background in design enables puzzlecraft to expand further to provide ready to use puzzle page layouts.