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Arensus Crossword Puzzle Editor

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  • Date Added:
    Jan. 12, 2007
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $37.99 to buy
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Editors' Review


This application is supposed to help you create crossword puzzles, but its overly complex interface requires some time to master. Arensus Crossword Puzzle Editor's busy interface is packed with design tools to build your crosswords. Sample puzzles and wizards help ease the learning curve, but the unintuitive interface adds an unnecessary level of complexity. Answers and clues draw from a database, and a sample is included, but you'll still need to spend some time adding your own entries.

You can manually build puzzles, or create them automatically. The program offers a satisfying number of export formats, including GIF, PNG, PDF, and HTML, but the trial version places a watermark on your creations. You also can publish your crosswords online as Java applets.

Although we were able to save puzzles, an error occurred each time during the process. Arensus Crossword Puzzle Editor runs in Java and slowed test machines down to a slow crawl. While diehard puzzle fans looking for a way to publish online might be willing to spend the necessary time to figure this app out, most will want an easier way to build their crossword puzzles.

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2 stars

"Very hard to get to grips with, not at all intuitive."

March 21, 2007  |  By Sagittaria

2007-03-21 20:17:45  |  By Sagittaria

 |  Version: Arensus Crossword Puzzle Editor 1.1.7


It works without crashing, and if you persevere, you can get it to do what you want.


It is fantasically difficult to work out how to use the program. The interface has been made unnecessarily complex X 1000.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.7
This is the first version of Arensus Crossword Puzzle Editor on CNET
Publisher Tea Sign
Publisher web site
Release Date January 12, 2007
Date Added January 12, 2007
Version 1.1.7
Category Games
Subcategory Sudoku, Crossword & Puzzle Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 8.21MB
File Name aren117-20070111.exe
Total Downloads 23,190
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $37.99

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