Fireball Crosswords is a 45-times-a-year pay-to-play crossword that comes by email in both Across Lite and pdf format.
To subscribe, you simply pay the subscription fee and indicate what email address you want the puzzles to come to.

The puzzles are hard. How hard? If you have to ask, too hard for you.

The 2020 subscription is for 45 puzzles (start date: January 1, 2020). If you subscribe late, you will be sent the puzzles you missed.

Checks (made out to Peter Gordon) go to:
Peter Gordon
15 Shadow Lane
Great Neck, NY 11021
Be sure to include your name and email address on your check.

PayPal goes to:

2020 Fireball Crosswords subscription
(My PayPal account is

A subscription is 45 puzzles and costs $31. You can also be a Cover-the-PayPal-Fee Tipper ($32.23, which covers the fee that PayPal charges me), Tipper ($41), Big Tipper ($50), or Medici ($98), or get a Lifetime Subscription ($600). A Lifetime Subscription gets you every Fireball puzzle there is until you die or Fireball Crosswords ends. So, for example, if Fireball goes daily, you get all the puzzles at no additional charge. In addition, you get to select an answer to appear in a future Fireball puzzle. (The answer has to be something that is acceptable for a standard crossword, so check with me before choosing this option.)

To get puzzles from previous years, use the button below or click on the books.

Previous Fireball Years

Sizzlingly Hard Fireball Crosswords

Blazingly Hard Fireball Crosswords

Infernally Hard Fireball Crosswords

Hellaciously Hard Fireball Crosswords

Diabolically Hard Fireball Crossword

Scorchingly Hard Fireball Crosswords

Wickedly Hard Fireball Crosswords

Devilishly Hard Fireball Crosswords

--Peter Gordon
Fireball Crosswords

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