Crossword wizards can test their language skills online
ARE YOU one of those who makes a beeline for the newspaper first thing in the morning to have a go at the crossword puzzle while sipping your invigorating morning cuppa? Here's some exciting news for youCrosswords are now just a click away. One even has the option of creating his/her own puzzles using the various softwares available. Log into these sites for interesting crosswords:
Ray Hamel crosswords
http://www.primate.wisc.edu/people/hamel/cp.html: This website provides exciting crosswords by Ray Hamel and also gives links to various other crossword sites. It has an ocean of crossword puzzles and related information that can keep you busy for hours together. It also contains the requirement details of each link.
http://www.bestcrosswords.com/: This website offers free crossword puzzles online. Seven new crosswords are updated everyday. There is a choice between completing them online and printing them for completing at leisure. There is an optional membership, which, among other things, makes it possible for you to post your scores. It also has a hall of fame with the names of its members with highest composite scores.
http://www.crossword-puzzles.co.uk/: This website gives an exhaustive list of crossword puzzles including links to the crossword puzzles of various tabloids. This website also offers puzzles in other non-English languages such as French, German, and Spanish.
http://www.kidcrosswords.com/: This one is sure to capture the imagination of your little one. This has a number of interactive crossword puzzles for children and also other puzzles. It has some very catchy headings and will keep your child busy in the vacations. This site is updated during all major vacations.
http://www.quizland.com/cotd.htm: This site offers a new crossword each day. It is an interactive, but not very challenging, puzzle. However, one also has the option of going for the much harder crossword of the day. Just perfect when you are browsing the Net to keep you occupied while you wait.
http://www.cluemaster.com/: This website has an exhaustive collection of crossword puzzles. Most of them are free but require the user to be registered. Puzzles are available in both interactive and printable formats. It has puzzles of varied difficulty levels and claims to have British style crosswords.
http://www.oneacross.com/: This website offers help on searching crossword clues. Enter the clue and the pattern and, lo, you get the solution. It also offers help on various other word puzzles. Will bail you out if you find yourself in a knot over a clue. It's a free website.
http://www.crossword-compiler.com/: Create your own crossword puzzles. This website offers crossword maker software. It is a free website and offers tools to create crossword puzzles of various genres and styles like professional, educational, American style, and French style. The site also has some cool add-ons like a professional grid filler, a thesaurus and a compilation of word-lists.
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