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Centenary of the Crossword: Find Out How the Crossword Puzzle Helped End World War II

Thursday, November 7, 2013 Centenary of the Crossword: Find Out How the Crossword Puzzle Helped End World War II

Did you know that it was at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, U.K. that the future course of World War II was largely determined? With the creation of the world’s first computer, the best brains in Britain fought against huge odds to read encrypted enemy signals. Their success is said to have reduced the length of the war by an estimated two years.

Now, our friends and partners at British publisher Puzzler Media would like to invite you to celebrate the Centenary of the Crossword and find out just how crossword puzzles helped the allied forces win World War II!

Decoding some puzzles

If you love puzzles or history, this exclusive event is not to be missed. The event will be held at Bletchley Park on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 and will include:

  • 11AM Introduction
  • Guided Tour including exclusive access to areas not open to the general public
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • The highly regarded cryptic crossword compiler John Halpern offers an insight into how crosswords became so important to Bletchley and explores the origins of the nation’s favourite puzzle
  • Free time to meet the veterans of Bletchley and for a bit of fun, perhaps try your hand at decoding some puzzles!
  • Puzzler goodie bag.

How to book your place

Tickets are £65 per person. There are 80 tickets available and these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 4 tickets per household. Applicants must be available on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 and able to make their way to and from the venue at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire. Full information including directions will be provided upon application.

To book your place, download and print this PDF, complete the enclosed form and mail to: Shameem Begg, Event Coordinator, Bletchley Park Offer, Puzzler media Limited Stonecroft, 69 Station Road, Surrey, RHI IEY, U.K. or email shameem.begg@puzzlermedia.com

Download Bletchley Park PDF