How to Make a Crossword Puzzle Free

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How to Make a Crossword Puzzle Free
Make your own crossword puzzles to print and share. (crossword image by Warren Millar from Fotolia.com)

You can make your own crossword puzzles for free at a variety of websites. Come up with your own crossword puzzle clues and answer words to suit any occasion, such as a birthday, a holiday or a particular lesson in school. You can print your personalised crossword puzzles and then make extra copies to share with friends, family or students.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Online puzzle generator

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Instructions

    Puzzle-Maker

  1. 1

    Go to puzzle-maker.com to find the puzzle generator form.

  2. 2

    Enter your puzzle clues and answer words into the form, following the site's guidelines.

  3. 3

    Enter a title for your puzzle and specify your desired number of columns and rows.

  4. 4

    Click "Create Puzzle."

    Armoured Penguin Crossword Puzzle Maker

  1. 1

    Go to armoredpenguin.com to find the crossword puzzle maker.

  2. 2

    Enter a title, author name and description for your puzzle.

  3. 3

    Specify a maximum puzzle size and computation time.

  4. 4

    Specify a size and colour for the puzzle's squares and select upper case or lower case letters. Select a language for the puzzle. Enter your puzzle clues and answer words.

  5. 5

    Click "Make Puzzle."

    Discovery Education Puzzlemaker

  1. 1

    Go to the "Puzzlemaker" section of the Discovery Education website to find the criss-cross puzzle maker.

  2. 2

    Enter a title for your puzzle.

  3. 3

    Enter your desired number of squares for the puzzle's width and height and select a size for each square.

  4. 4

    Enter your puzzle's clues and answer words.

  5. 5

    Click "Create My Puzzle!"

    Teachers' Corner

  1. 1

    Go to the Teachers' Corner website to find the crossword puzzle maker.

  2. 2

    Enter a title for your puzzle. Enter your puzzle's clues and answer words.

  3. 3

    Select a font for the puzzle and check the box next to other features you want your puzzle to have, such as a line for a name or a word bank.

  4. 4

    Click "Make Crossword Puzzle."

Tips and warnings

  • Compose your puzzle's clues and answer words in a word processor and then copy and paste them into the online form. This way you will have a copy of your work, even if an error occurs with the form.
  • Print or copy your puzzles on colourful paper for a bolder look.

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