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Crossword Puzzle Solver is free software for Windows to help solve puzzles by matching words, solving anagrams and searching word definitions.
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<meta name="title" content="Crossword Puzzle Solver - free software to find words, solve anagrams and search for dictionary definitions."></meta>
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<meta name="keywords" content="crossword, anagram, dictionary, free, software"></meta>
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<meta name="description" content="Free crossword solver and offline dictionary to match words, anagrams and dictionary definitions."></meta>
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Stuck on those last pesky crossword questions? Need some assistance with a word puzzle? Need a fast, free offline dictionary? This free software helps solve puzzles by matching words, solving anagrams and searching word definitions.
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Check out a <a href="http://cdn.supernifty.org/download/crossword.gif" rel="lightbox" title="Crossword Solver Screenshot">stillshot</a> of the software in action (click on the image to close it).
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== Requirements ==
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* This software is designed for Microsoft Windows.
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== Download ==
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To try out the software, click the "Download" button below.
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<a href="http://cdn.supernifty.org/download/crossword.exe" alt="Download version 0.6" title="Download version 0.6">
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<img src="http://cdn.supernifty.org/images/download.gif" border="0">
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</a>&nbsp;(version 0.6)
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Run the downloaded software to install it on your PC.
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== Functionality ==
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Crossword Solver provides the following:
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* Find all words matching a pattern e.g. h??rs?
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* Find anagrams of a group of letters e.g. rashoe
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* Find definitions matching a phrase - so you can find words relating to a word
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* You can also use this as a fast, free and convenient offline dictionary.
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=== Adding new definitions ===
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To add a new list of words and definitions:
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* Create a file where each line is in the format "word,definition".
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* Click Definitions->Add and open your file.
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* If you add a word list that may be of general interest, please [http://www.supernifty.org/contact.php?subject=Crossword+Solver+Wordlist get in touch]
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If you find this software useful or have a suggestion, please [http://www.supernifty.org/contact.php?subject=Crossword+Solver contact us]
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== Donate ==
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Maintaining and supporting Crossword Solver takes time and effort. If Crossword Solver has benefited you, please consider donating to help keep Crossword Solver afloat. Two options:
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* Start solving crosswords so fast that the Earth starts spinning backwards and hence solves all the world's problems.
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* If you want to donate money, please instead donate to a reputable charity, such as the Red Cross.
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Not only will you blessed with an inordinate amount of karma, you will be helping support bug fixes and enhancements to the Supernifty software that you use.
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== Problems ==
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'''This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.  Reinstalling the application may fix the problem.'''
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You need to install a [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=A5C84275-3B97-4AB7-A40D-3802B2AF5FC2&displaylang=en Microsoft library].
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'''Word not found... no matter what word I enter!'''
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Make sure a definition list has been selected. Click "Definitions" and make sure "English" is ticked.
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== Licensing ==
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Crossword Solver is licensed under a [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/au/ Creative Commons] agreement. Basically this license means the software can only be redistributed in unmodified form.
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If you want to use it for something else, just ask.
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== More Information ==
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* Find out the latest at the [http://www.supernifty.org/blog/ Supernifty Blog]
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* [http://www.supernifty.org/contact.php Contact us] if you need help
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== See Also ==
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* [[Word Nerd iPhone]] - Crossword Puzzle Solver for the iPhone
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* You may be interested in playing [http://www.supernifty.org/speed_scrabble.php Online Speed Scrabble]
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== Release History ==
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'''29-apr-2011 Version 0.6'''
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* added a number of new words
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* fixed a bug with the "new version available" popup always showing
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'''20-feb-2011 Version 0.5'''
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* import your own custom word lists
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* option to ignore spaces in search
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'''24-oct-2009 Version 0.4'''
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* wildcards on the anagram finder
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* accept . or ? as a wildcard
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'''07-aug-2008 Version 0.3'''
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* automatically check for updates
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'''24-jul-2008 Version 0.2'''
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* All dictionary definitions now included.
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* Word type e.g. noun, adverb, adjective, etc is now included in the definition.
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* Don't show duplicate words in the word results
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'''23-jul-2008 Version 0.1'''
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* Initial release.
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== Coming Soon ==
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* Other languages

Latest revision as of 09:25, 17 October 2011

Stuck on those last pesky crossword questions? Need some assistance with a word puzzle? Need a fast, free offline dictionary? This free software helps solve puzzles by matching words, solving anagrams and searching word definitions.

Check out a stillshot of the software in action (click on the image to close it).

Requirements

  • This software is designed for Microsoft Windows.

Download

To try out the software, click the "Download" button below.

 (version 0.6)

Run the downloaded software to install it on your PC.

Functionality

Crossword Solver provides the following:

  • Find all words matching a pattern e.g. h??rs?
  • Find anagrams of a group of letters e.g. rashoe
  • Find definitions matching a phrase - so you can find words relating to a word
  • You can also use this as a fast, free and convenient offline dictionary.

Adding new definitions

To add a new list of words and definitions:

  • Create a file where each line is in the format "word,definition".
  • Click Definitions->Add and open your file.
  • If you add a word list that may be of general interest, please get in touch

If you find this software useful or have a suggestion, please contact us

Maintaining and supporting Crossword Solver takes time and effort. If Crossword Solver has benefited you, please consider donating to help keep Crossword Solver afloat. Two options:

  • Start solving crosswords so fast that the Earth starts spinning backwards and hence solves all the world's problems.
  • If you want to donate money, please instead donate to a reputable charity, such as the Red Cross.

Not only will you blessed with an inordinate amount of karma, you will be helping support bug fixes and enhancements to the Supernifty software that you use.

Problems

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem.

You need to install a Microsoft library.

Word not found... no matter what word I enter!

Make sure a definition list has been selected. Click "Definitions" and make sure "English" is ticked.

Licensing

Crossword Solver is licensed under a Creative Commons agreement. Basically this license means the software can only be redistributed in unmodified form.

If you want to use it for something else, just ask.

More Information

See Also

Release History

29-apr-2011 Version 0.6

  • added a number of new words
  • fixed a bug with the "new version available" popup always showing

20-feb-2011 Version 0.5

  • import your own custom word lists
  • option to ignore spaces in search

24-oct-2009 Version 0.4

  • wildcards on the anagram finder
  • accept . or ? as a wildcard

07-aug-2008 Version 0.3

  • automatically check for updates

24-jul-2008 Version 0.2

  • All dictionary definitions now included.
  • Word type e.g. noun, adverb, adjective, etc is now included in the definition.
  • Don't show duplicate words in the word results

23-jul-2008 Version 0.1

  • Initial release.

Coming Soon

  • Other languages