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Impossible puzzles and baffling brain teasers making your head spin? Here's how to conquer popular puzzlers like Sudoku, KenKen, crosswords, and more.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- Graph paper (optional)
Join crossword constructor online forums for tips
Join crossword constructor online forums or discussion lists for beginner tips from serious hobbyists and professionals.
Choose a theme for your crossword puzzle
Choose a central theme to hang your crossword puzzle words and clues on.
Brainstorm crosswords and clues from theme
Brainstorm words and clues from your puzzle’s theme and write them on paper.
Visit a crossword puzzle-maker web site
Using an online crossword puzzle maker, enter the width, height, and number of squares, and then enter the words and clues line by line. Click a button and a puzzle is generated.
Buy professional crossword-puzzle-maker software
Buy crossword-puzzle-maker software for professionals or serious hobbyists. This software has a steeper learning curve than the typical online puzzle generator.