designed to produce professional crossword puzzles whose format is
square or rectangular. If you want to produce non-standard crossword
puzzles with fancy shapes, this is not the application for you.
Crossword Compiler allows you, the crossword compiler, to follow the
logical steps in creating a quality crossword puzzle.
You can also use Crossword Compiler to solve crosswords by importing
Across Lite format crosswords from the Internet.
- You start out by
designing a skeleton (or you can used a
- The next process
involves populating the skeleton with
words. Here Crossword Compiler can assist you by providing a suggestion
list of words which fit the missing letters of the word you are
- When you have fully
populated the crossword grid with
words, the next step is to compile the clues.
- The final step is to
print the crossword and clues onto
Crossword compiler comes complete with a choice between an 80,000 word
dictionary and a 238,000 word dictionary which also contains not only
single words but a plethora of multi-word phrases. And functions such
as suggestions for words with missing letters. The Find Word function
is handy for solving crossword puzzles. For instance, if the answer to
one of the clues is a word .T...GE (where . denotes a missing letter),
the Find Word function will give you a list of three words which fit
this pattern, STORAGE, STOWAGE and STRANGE. The Edit Dictionary
function allows you to add, modify and delete words in the dictionary.
Latest version 4.2c permits import of Across Lite Binary version 1.4 in
addition to version 1.2 and 1.3
here to download the install file for Crossword Compiler