Saturday, October 22, 2022

Hex Cryptic Crossword — NP 221015 (Cox and Rathvon)


Copyright © 2022 Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon,
used with permission
This puzzle from Cox & Rathvon
was published in the National Post on Saturday, October 15, 2022. You can find a full review of the puzzle at Saturday, October 15, 2022 — Halls of Academe (NP 221015).

Farewell My Friends

Although this puzzle will no doubt prove to be a challenging exercise for most solvers south of the border, I encourage you to savour it as it will be your last opportunity to do so.

The National Post has discontinued publishing cryptic crossword puzzles—both the weekend Cox and Rathvon puzzle as well as the weekday Daily Telegraph Cryptic Crossword. Thus this is the last time I will be posting a blog entry in this series. I will continue to write a weekly post on the Daily Telegraph Cryptic Crossword but it will now deal with the puzzle when it is published in the Daily Telegraph rather than when it appears in syndication sometime later.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog and wish you well in your cruciverbal initiatives.

Your comments—whether they be with regard to the puzzle or the blog—are always welcome. However, I suggest you post comments pertaining to the puzzle on the review of the puzzle in order to keep all such comments in one place.

Accessing the puzzle
How to print the puzzle

The items in bold text as well as the image of the puzzle are links. You can open either a PDF or JPG version of the puzzle in a browser window by clicking on "This puzzle from Cox & Rathvon" or the puzzle image respectively. Either of these can be printed using your standard browser print controls.

Electronic version

An electronic version of the puzzle in PUZ format may be available on The Puzzler (and other cryptic crosswords) Facebook group. A Facebook account is needed to access the file and compatible crossword puzzle software is necessary to display and solve the puzzle.

Signing off forever — Falcon


  1. Falcon, I hope you know how much pleasure your blog has given. And C&R of course. I will not buy the NP any more, after having dropped the OC for the same reason several years ago. I guess I'll give the G&M a try and look for the DT on line. Farewell fellow bloggers. Sal.

  2. I joined a long time ago, delighted to find another source of HEX cryptics. I so appreciate your steadfast commitment to this site. I'm a Californian, 84 years old, and enjoy exercising my mind with these puzzles. I hope we meet again soon at a C and R website, I'd even pay for such a site!

    Thanks so much!

    1. Claudia, there's a facebook group dedicated to puzzles by Emily and Henry (and by others). And keep your eyes open for a Hex website next year!

    2. Thanks! What is the name of the group?

    3. apologies for forgetting to include the link!

    4. Hi Claudia,
      Thank you for your kind words and I'm glad you have enjoyed reading the blog. I wish you well in your future pursuits.

  3. Thanks for sharing the puzzles and for your writeups!

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