a puzzle consisting of a grid of squares and blanks into which words crossing vertically and horizontally are
written according to clues.
This page includes a variety of crossword material. Crosswords, crossword software, crossword solvers, crosswords for kids, different types of crosswords, how to solve cryptic crosswords, … .
- ABCTeach Crossword Puzzles
‘On abcteach, you’ll find hundreds of pre-made crossword puzzles. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just create your own with our Crossword Puzzle Generator, part of abctools®. Use your own words, puzzle shapes, fonts, and more !’
- Aussie Crosswords
‘Play and solve new crossword puzzles everyday - YourLifeChoices’.
- Updated !
Crosswords to puzzle over, enjoy or just look at.
- Boatload Puzzles
‘Boatload of Crosswords is the world’s largest supply of crossword puzzles. Solve Boatload of Crosswords’ 40 000 free online crossword puzzles’.
- Crossword Hobbyist
‘Browse crosswords created by other members of the Crossword Hobbyist community. Puzzles are always free to solve. You can also browse newspaper-style crosswords or word searches’. Even Make your Own.
From Seniors Online Victoria.
- Crossword Puzzles
Crosswords under a variety of headings. Ordinary, cryptic, dictionaries, themed, help, more.
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Crossword Puzzles [About.com]
‘Links to the best in online crossword puzzles, American-style crossword puzzles, foreign language crossword puzzles, themed crossword puzzles, cryptic crossword puzzles, crossword puzzles for children, and crossword solving tips and tutorials’.
- Crossword Puzzles - EnglishMaven
‘Free online crossword puzzles. These puzzles are fun activities intended for students of all ages and ability levels ’.
- Crosswords [The Guardian]
‘Free crosswords that can be completed online by mobile, tablet and desktop, and are printable’.
- Daily Quick Crossword
‘Solve it online or print it out’.
A dictionary and thesaurus as well as crosswords.
- Free Crossword Puzzles
Crossword Puzzles, Archive, various levels.
- Free Daily Printable Crossword Puzzles
‘These are our 7 seven printable crossword puzzles for today. Remember, they’re updated daily so don’t forget to check back regularly’.
- Healthy Brain
A new crossword brain booster each day from the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Also access other puzzles from this site including Sudoku and Wordsearch.
- Lovatt’s Crosswords & Puzzles
You can also play their daily Daily Cryptic Crossword.
- One Across
Reference and also links to other sources for crossword help.
- Printable Crossword Puzzles
‘These printable crossword puzzles are smaller [9 x 9 grids] than standard crossword puzzles which make them ideal for beginner or kid crossword puzzle fans. All the crossword puzzles are printable on any standard home printer’.
- Puzzle Choice Crossword Puzzles
Do the daily crossword, use the printable crosswords or play online crossword puzzles. Several directories for each of the last two.
‘Find a never-ending supply of free crosswords for you to play all supplied by our members. All the crosswords are completely free and require no subscription, and remember whilst you’re here, you don’t just have to play crosswords, you can also create them’.
- The Australian Crossword Club
‘Aims to provide enjoyment and stimulation to the devotees of the crossword puzzle. The Club’s monthly magazine Crozworld is filled with prize crosswords of all types together with lively discussion’. News, e-CrOZwords and more.
- The Stickler [Australian Crosswords]
A weekly crossword of the cryptic kind. Assistance for the current crossword and answers provided the following week for those having trouble
Multiple levels of difficulty from easy to Cryptic.
- 15 Best Crossword Apps for Android & iOS
All are available for both formats. Clear descriptions of each.
- Crossword Puzzle Free
Android Apps on Google Play. ‘A crossword puzzle for the entire family’.
- Discovery Education’s Puzzlemaker
‘Create your own crossword puzzles’.
- Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker
Instructions provided, several options.
- Puzzler’s Cave Crossword Compiler
‘Specifically designed to make creating crosswords as simple and quick as possible. You will be amazed at how quickly you will be able to design and build your own crosswords’. Freeware.
- The Best Crossword Apps for iPhone
‘We’ve compiled some very cool crossword apps in this list to satiate even the staunchest of crossword enthusiasts’.
‘WordPlay is a must-have for those interested in crosswords or other word puzzles. It can find words that fit a specified pattern, anagrams, solve word ladders’ and more.
- Crossword Dictionary
‘Online Tool For Solving Crossword Puzzles ! Our database contains over 235 000 entries, including expressions, movie titles, names, etc. ! ’
- Crossword Unclued
While there is a range of material on this site about crosswords, perhaps the most useful can be found through the menus on the right. Here you can find help on how to solve cryptic crosswords [from beginners on], crossword sites, puzzles online and more.
- How to Solve Crosswords
From The Guardian in the UK. Multiple articles.
- Solving Cryptic Crosswords
‘Cryptic crosswords can seem dauntingly nonsensical at first glance. But the fundamental principles of cryptic clueing are actually quite simple. Here is a tour of the eight common types of wordplay, along with hints on how to spot them’.