The Puzzle Wizard – An Update

The Puzzle Wizard stopped producing crossword magazines at the end of 2018 when my mental health deteriorated to a point where I could barely function.

As you may know, in the years leading up to that point I tried everything over several years to keep the business going, despite anxiety, chronic depression, OCD and PTSD.

The business had run since 1999, and I basically invested my whole life into it. I kept readers updated of my mental health situation in my magazine editorials and on the website, but in the end it was too much.

For periods during the time since then, emails went unanswered.

I offer my sincere apologies to anyone affected by these issues. Rest assured it was not for lack of care; I simply wasn’t capable of doing anything remotely productive.

If you or a family member was a subscriber affected by these problems, please send me an email at and I’ll look after you.

In the last six to twelve months, my mental wellbeing has finally turned the corner (thank goodness).

Greg Parker
April 2023