Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker
Separate each word and its clue with a slash "/" character. Press the Enter key after each clue. Your clues can be as long as you want.

Returning users: here.

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Enter your words & clues here.    
(It takes at least 2 answer/clue pairs to get a crossword puzzle!)

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Copyright © 2000, 2011 Variety Games, Inc. All rights reserved.
This copyright notice applies to our Online Crossword Puzzle Maker.
As for the puzzles you create with our Online Crossword Puzzle Maker, you are free to use them in any way you wish, even commercially. Please give credit (e.g., "Puzzle made at"

Privacy policy: If you merely make a free puzzle and print it, then we don't know who you are, so we can't reveal any information about you to anyone else. If you save your puzzle under your email address (this is optional), we will use your email address only for the stated puzzle-related purposes. If you buy something from us (still more optional), we will use your personal information only for the sale-related purposes. Please note that our purchase process is slightly different and much safer that typical websites. We transfer you to a leading credit card processing company to pay on their secure page. Then they transfer you back to us to receive your product. Thus your credit card info never touches our web server or web site. We can access only the last four digits of your credit card number. Someone logging into your account can access none of your credit card number.

As a condition of using this online puzzle maker, your words and clues will help build a database of words and clues that will help other teachers and puzzle makers in the future. We might also be retaining, editing and reusing certain puzzles that are particularly well done.