Why yes, I do have a clue
December 8, 2008 8:28 PM   Subscribe

EclipseCrossword is a powerful windows tool for automatically creating crossword puzzles. You can create multiple puzzles from the same word list; print the puzzles in assorted formats; or export interactive puzzles for web pages.

Or you can create crossword puzzles online.
posted by Mitheral (9 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
posted by crossoverman at 8:53 PM on December 8, 2008 [3 favorites]

This sort of seems like an ad for a product?
posted by ORthey at 9:08 PM on December 8, 2008

This sort of seems like an ad for a product?

An ad for a free product.
posted by crossoverman at 9:15 PM on December 8, 2008

ORthey writes "This sort of seems like an ad for a product?"

I suppose all FPPs are sort of ads for the target site. The software tag page is essentially all posts of this nature.

At any rate I've been playing with this all evening. The software is easy to use, does what it says, and the automagic javascript enabled web page creating aspect of the software I thought was pretty cool.
posted by Mitheral at 9:25 PM on December 8, 2008

Yeah sorry, didn't mean to be rude. I love making crosswords and I love the internet. QED I like this, then.
posted by ORthey at 9:29 PM on December 8, 2008

Good god, I've been agonizing over how to buy/create christmas gifts for my family, being as poor as I am. I now know what I can get my dad -- a dozen impossibly difficult crossword puzzles based on all the awesome stuff he's ever taught me.

Or maybe three dozen. Because he's taught me a lot.

Thanks so much for this.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:31 PM on December 8, 2008

The best page I've found for automatically creating newspaper-style crosswords is Robert Morris's Custom Crossword Generator. (You can also get the source here, if you want different patterns on the grid.)
posted by Upton O'Good at 9:59 PM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the link Upton. Unixy crossword goodness!
posted by jepler at 5:21 AM on December 9, 2008

why do you hate my productivity?
posted by The Whelk at 6:57 AM on December 9, 2008

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