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How can I create my own crossword?

Question asked by: knowitall

First decide upon your grid. You want plenty of crossovers but not so many that it will be hard to fill the grid with words.

Then take your wordlist and try to fit them into the grid so that they form a valid puzzle. Clearly if you are working without a wordlist it will be easier to get a valid grid, as from a set wordlist you will have to reform the crossword grid to fit the words and their lengths etc.

The difficult bit is writing the clues. In theory you could use a synonym dictionary and do a look up to create a simple quick crossword; for anything more complicated this stage definitely involves human intelligence to come up with some good clues.

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