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Ian Darwin: Free Crosswords

I've long been interested in trying to create crosswords, possibly for sale. I started writing my own crossword editing tool, but abandoned that after I discovered a much more complete software package called CrossFire that runs on all major computing platforms and handles much of the nitty-gritty of puzzle creation. I now use CrossFire for creating puzzles. Both CWEdit and CrossFire are written in the Java Programming Language. As well, I use PuzzleMe from AmuseLabs to let people play the puzzles online.

These are some early efforts that either didn't make the cut for commercial use, or were created for a specific niche rather than for sale. I hope you find them fun.

P.S. If you've never tried making crosswords, it's fun, it's frustrating, and it's hard. But don't let that stop you!