Try out the Daily crossword for FREE today

Welcome to a FREE taste of our Daily Crossword.

Readers requested a daily crossword and stated that the only reason they maintained a subscription to the NZ Herald or other newspapers was for a daily crossword.

Today is a chance for non-subscribers to try it out.

Our crossword is available every day for ALL readers who have a subscription package with Whaleoil. (We also provide a code cracker puzzle and Sudoku.)

Now you can safely cancel your newspaper subscription as your final remaining reason to keep it has now gone. Instead, you can sign up for one of our subscription packages and enjoy crosswords online on Whaleoil.


Click/tap on the initial square of a word-space within the crossword grid. The word-space you select is highlighted, as is the corresponding clue. Use your keyboard or device keypad to type in the answer.

Click/tap on a square in the crossword grid to toggle the word direction from Across to Down (or vice versa)

Click/tap on any clue in the Clue Panel to highlight the corresponding word-space in the grid.

Clues
The crossword clues are found in the Clue Panel/s to the side of the crossword grid or will appear within the puzzle if you are playing on a smartphone. Scroll through the Clue Panel to view the complete list.

Crossword layout changes in the landscape and portrait orientations of your device.

See below the puzzle for further instructions.

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