Welcome to the Crossword Help Line. Want to know something about crossword puzzles? Like how to solve a really annoying clue, perhaps? I think you'll find just what you need right here...
Just below you'll find all the crossword help categories I've identified so far — things like crossword solvers and dictionaries, online crossword puzzles, terminology, and so on. Under each category you'll find links to more detailed information that should get you sorted.
If you can't find what you need, I'm more than happy to give you some personalized crossword help. Just ask your question in the space provided a little way down the page. I'll do some homework for you, and publish the result.
Actually, I don't mind doing that, because I'm usually pretty interested in the answer myself ;-)
After much research (not to mention a lot of fun!) I've determined the best crossword helpers available on the Web. Here they are in brief...
Across Lite is a free desktop application that lets you solve crossword puzzles on your computer screen.
Crossword Compiler is a crossword maker for Windows used by virtually all professional puzzle publishers in America.
Crossword Maestro is a desktop crossword solver that specializes in decoding cryptic crossword clues.
One Across is a website that helps you solve standard (i.e. non-cryptic) crossword clues online.
WordWeb Pro is a wordfinder application that puts together a whole bunch of dictionaries, thesauruses, crossword lists, and websites under one roof.
I've put together more detailed reviews in the following collections...
Crossword Solver Library - A bunch of high-powered tools for solving both American (Standard) and British (Cryptic) crossword puzzles
I've interviewed crossword experts from around the world to put together a bunch of articles filled with practical advice about making and solving crossword puzzles. Here's what I've got for you so far...