Puzzle Maker Lite 2.9

Free Create custom crosswords and word puzzles.
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Check out a collection of instruments for puzzle generation on your Mac. Work with the instruments for creating, customizing, updating, and otherwise modifying crossword and word search puzzles with content defined by user specifications. Edit individual elements.

Puzzle Maker Lite is a simple application that allows you to create crosswords and word puzzles in seconds using the words you want. To create any puzzle, you first have to add words to the dictionary. You have to enter the word and a clue. You can create different lists of words and save them to use them whenever you want. When you create a puzzle, the program will show you different grids, so you can choose the one you like the most. It would be great if the program included some pre-made lists of words on multiple categories, so you wouldn't have to waste time creating new ones.

You can also customize the appearance of your puzzle with the Inspector. You will be able to select a border, customize position and size, pick colors and fonts, choose a title and layout. Once the puzzle is ready, you can print it empty and with the solution. You can zoom it in and out, but you won't be able to solve the puzzle from within the application.

In short, if you are looking for a simple and easy-to-use application to create puzzles to work with your students or just for your kids, Puzzle Maker Lite may be an excellent choice.

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Silvana Mansilla
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Review summary


  • You can create as made word lists as you want
  • You can completely customize your puzzle
  • You can print the puzzles and the solutions
  • Free


  • No pre-made lists of words
  • You cannot solve the puzzles from within the application

Comments (2)


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I cannot export or print the crossword puzzle.

Jul 14, 2022 Was it helpful?  yes(0) no(0) | Reply
Could I get a full copy of Puzzle Maker Lite for Mac? On a disk I simply can't get
the free copy to work. And I really want the Full copy anyway.

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