The three dimensional crossword is a little known format, probably exclusive to Eric Westbrook's site which has developed the genre in order to drum up funds for charities, the two main ones being BBC Children in Need and RNIB Pears Centre.
As well as length and breadth, the 3D crossword also has depth and appears as (usually) 5 grids tiered one above another. In each tier clues can be entered across or backwards or to and fro and the depth aspect comes into play when an answer is entered traversing through the five tiers at one letter per tier, either up or down.
In late August 2017, Eclogue were delighted to be asked to provide the clues to go with Logogriph's design for the October 2018 grid. The puzzle marks the 58th anniversary of the appearance of the classic Western, The Magnificent Seven.
Thematic material appearing in the grid comprised the seven actors who played the heroes (Yul BRYNNER, the leader, Charles BRONSON, Horst BUCHHOLZ, James COBURN, BRAD DEXTER, STEVE McQUEEN, Robert VAUGHN), ELI WALLACH, who played the leader of the bandits, Elmer BERNSTEIN, who composed the film's score and The Seven SAMURAI, on which the movie was based.
|Eli Wallach as Calvera|