This crossword creation software helps you construct crosswords in a simple and efficient way on your iOS devices. It has everything you need to create fun and professional looking puzzles. It can build crosswords automatically from any list of words, but can also grant you full control over the creation process. You can also share your finished work with friends through email, iMessage, AirDrop, social media sites, etc; or just send it directly to any printer that supports the AirPrint technology.

After finishing your crossword you can upload your work directly from the app to the Internet. People can then view and solve your puzzles online, from any modern web browser.

"Looking for crossword constructing software for your iPhone or iPad? Well, look no further. Crossword Maker For Cruciverbalists may be just the ticket. This handy tool has its own offline database and allows you to import your own word lists as well as reference external web resources."   --- Kevin McCann, CRUCIVERB.COM

** Intuitive multi-touch editor designed for mobile devices **

The crossword editor is easy to use, featuring an intuitive user interface that makes maximum use of multi-touch gestures. You can easily zoom out to see the full picture, or zoom in and scroll across the board to see details.

The puzzle editor is also fully compatible with an external Bluetooth keyboard on iOS 7 devices. The key mapping can be found at

** Clue database contains massive compilation of answers & clues from published crosswords **

The internal clue database contains 25,000 answers and 75,000 clues. It’s embedded into the software, so you can use it as soon as your app is installed. You can also import your own word/clue list for more control over the process.

** Copyright information and advanced statistics **

The title, author, and copyright information can be easily accessed and modified. If available, it will be visible whenever your puzzles are shared or published.

The statistics of your crosswords— including the word length distribution, letter usage, the percentage of black squares, etc.— are kept up-to-date automatically.

** Auto-place your own words to construct a puzzle in seconds **

Just provide a word list, and the app will automatically construct a crossword by searching for possible arrangements.

** Add a fun photo backdrop **

You can take a picture or import it from your photo album and set it as the background of your puzzle. All black squares will turn transparent when a background picture is present.

** Sharing and printing **

You can share your crosswords with your friends in multiple ways— either export your puzzle as a partially filled-in form and let other people continue working on that or export the blank version for an extra challenge. Crosswords can be exported in various formats (PDF, PNG, TXT, iPUZ, and PUZ), and can be shared via email, iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, AirDrop, etc., with a simple touch. You may also choose to save the exported files to cloud-based services like Dropbox and Evernote, or open them with other puzzle apps that support the file type (e.g. Puzzazz).

You can also print your crossword directly from your iPhone or iPad to any AirPrint-enabled device.

** Web publishing your puzzle is easy as pie **

After finishing your crossword, you may choose to publish it through our web service. The app will generate a link for your puzzle, which you can share with your friends or on social media, which will allow them to play on an HTML5 compatible web browser.

** Want more information? **

Please access our website ( for tutorial videos, FAQs, and other information.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
Unusual Nickname

Blessings on this app!

Big thanks to the developer of this app -- which does everything I want in a crossword maker. I don't use the web features -- just export to pdf, so I don't know how that part works. And thank you a million times for not monetizing this app with advertising!

UPDATE: Oh please touch this up for iOS 11! Am holding off b/c I do not want to lose this app.


Student, mom perspective.

Currently studying, this app will engage cognitive thinking for my super busy days!! Plus, I can make a quick puzzle my kids to do. Which is a mega thumbs up!! It will keep all 6 of my kidos busy. Thank you developers & idealists for creating this app!!


Awesome for teachers

I use this app for vocabulary. My students love to be challenged with new information about art History. It's easy once you spend a couple minutes trying it out.


Xiang Wei
46.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Portuguese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Xiang Wei


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