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EclipseCrossword

By Green Eclipse Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 8, 2008

For crossword fans, the question isn't why you should download this freeware crossword creator, but why you possibly wouldn't. EclipseCrossword may not be glamorous, but it will make quality crosswords of varying sizes in mere seconds. Better yet, your final creations will be printable or publishable in a number of formats, including Web pages.

The program uses a wizard-style interface to guide you through the steps of making your own crossword, starting with entering the clues and answers one by one and ending with a crossword puzzle that fits your size specifications. Both puzzles and word lists can be saved as Eclipse files or as HTML, while interactive crosswords can be created with Java or dHTML. Finally, the puzzles can be exported as RTF, WMF, or EPS files. EclipseCrossword is a great inspirational tool for creative puzzlemakers, or a complete solution for anyone who wants to whip up a basic crossword.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.57

Version 1.2.57 fixes a bug where accented characters showed up as boxes or question marks in Interactive with JavaScript puzzles.

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added July 18, 2008
Version 1.2.57

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/2000/Me/NT/XP/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 190,757
Downloads Last Week 29
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Developer's Description

EclipseCrossword is a free application that makes creating crossword puzzles ridiculously easy. Just give it a list of words and clues, and it gives you a crossword puzzle that you can save and share, print out for photocopying and distribution, and even save as a Web page for posting on the Internet. EclipseCrossword guides you through the entire process, which takes just seconds after entering your words. This program is a must for K-12 teachers.

Version 1.2.57 fixes a bug where accented characters showed up as boxes or question marks in Interactive with JavaScript puzzles.