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How to Make a Crossword Puzzle Free

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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

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

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

Click "Create Puzzle."

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

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

Specify a maximum puzzle size and computation time.

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.

Click "Make Puzzle."

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

Enter a title for your puzzle.

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

Enter your puzzle's clues and answer words.

Click "Create My Puzzle!"

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

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

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.

Click "Make Crossword Puzzle."

Tip

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Online puzzle generator
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About the Author

Lisa Porter began writing professionally in 2009. She writes for various websites and has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.