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TEA Crossword Helper

By Crossword Man Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Despite its limited-sounding name, TEA Crossword Helper provides assistance for solving almost any word puzzle. It can find a word if you know several letters or its anagram, which helps with regular and cryptic crosswords. Powerful tools find palindromes and even return words where, for example, the second letter is a vowel. By combining template, wild-card, and anagram features, you can make long words out of just about any Scrabble rack. Browsing the help file will make you want to play new games, so you can try out all the features. The registered version expands the program with new dictionaries and a console interface, but the trial version seems to be fully functional. TEA Crossword Helper appeals to any lover of word games.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.11

Version 2.11 expanded word lists and now shows answers up to 100 letters long.


Date Added October 24, 2011
Version 2.11

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Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

TEA is a crossword puzzle solver with over 6 million words and phrases; these are classified by familiarity, so you see the most likely answers first. TEA finds crossword answers; solves anagram clues; helps with other word games such as Scrabble and Lexulous. Letter variables help solve cryptograms and find words with unusual properties such as palindromes; punctuation matching finds phrases and hyphenated words; macros find vowels and consonants; logical operations combine patterns in useful ways. TEA has a built-in dictionary and thesaurus with over 400,000 definitions and 140,000 citations; it also integrates with web browsers to look up words using Internet search engines. Results can be printed, copied to the clipboard and saved to file. TEA includes the title index for the English version of Wikipedia; it includes specialized Scrabble, Literature and Language lists; the Word List Merge and Dictionary Builder tools help you incorporate your own word lists. The TEA command line version can be used in scripts.