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EclipseCrossword for Windows

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Key Details of EclipseCrossword

  • Create your own original crossword puzzles using this program.
  • Last updated on 2/21/2024
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 1.3.63

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

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
July 18, 2008
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Version
1.3.63
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
190,794
Downloads Last Week
3

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User Reviews

4.1/5

41 User Votes


Developer's Description

Create your own original crossword puzzles using this program.

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.