how to create a crossword

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how to create a crossword

Unread post by juhditco » 25 Oct 2013, 19:32

what is the easiest way to build a crossword. sometimes we need to create an activity for the pupils and a cross world is one of them. but I find it difficult to create a cross word and it is taking me a long time.

any suggestion would be appreciated.

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Re: how to create a crossword

Unread post by shirley_z » 31 Oct 2013, 11:13

Hey,
My name is Shirley and I'm a student teacher.
To create a crossword you can either use Excel or do it by hand. I like working with Excel so I usually do it there, if you don’t get along with that program you can always Google "crossword maker". I found a few sites that were pretty good, you only have to type the words and the clues and the program does the rest.
I hope that was helpful.

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Re: how to create a crossword

Unread post by shshiri » 01 Nov 2013, 16:20

Hi,
try this site:
http://www.puzzle-maker.com/CW/
I've tried it and found it nice and friendly
BTW - which grade do you think crossword puzzles are fit for?
Shiri

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Re: how to create a crossword

Unread post by Lola212 » 24 Apr 2016, 17:28

Thanks for the link, its been very helpful.

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Re: how to create a crossword

Unread post by andrewberlin » 24 Apr 2016, 20:07

I find puzzlefast.com relatively straightforward and for creating half crosswords (for a very nice speaking activity) halfacrossword.com

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Re: how to create a crossword

Unread post by brianpatrick » 10 Jul 2019, 07:17

There are 2 main approaches to generating crossword puzzles:
a) Letter-by-letter instantiation approach
b) Word-by-word instantiation approach
More details read Crossword Puzzle Generator (https://docsbay.net/crossword-puzzle-generator) by Nimit Dhulekar Dartmouth Edu

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Re: how to create a crossword

Unread post by wordcarlos » 01 Oct 2019, 22:58

1. Give your crossword puzzle a name.

2. At that point, make a word list with an answer and an clue on each line. For instance, "superman: man of steel".

3. Press "Make My Crossword Puzzle!" to create a crossword puzzle utilizing however many of the clue as could reasonably be expected.

4. Print the crossword and alternatively the answer key key on page two.

https://wordcreation.info/how-many-word ... sword.html

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