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Crossword Type

The Crossword Type selection incorporates .13x13 and 15x15 grids and allows for standard UK style, American style and Freeform.

If you have created any templates they will also be made available and indicated by the button being unshaded and enabled.

You will notice at the top of the page the puzzle indicator showing the process of creating a crossword.

Compiler progress

Should you wish to go back a stage simply click the puzzle section.

Select the size and type of crossword by clicking the relevant button.

Description of Template Types

Standard UK Style generally follows a symmetrical pattern with a high degree of black squares creating a lattice type effect. Normally, for example, if the top row contains across answers you would not get an across answers on the second row but the third.

Standard UK style grid


American Style templates again are normally symmetrical but have predominately white space with minimal black squares.

American Style Grid


Freeform Style grids are generally used for themed crosswords where the answers are pre-defined and will not necessarily fit neatly into a strict grid pattern. Freeform templates will most often have a greater majority of black squares.
Basically for this compiler if the grid you create does not fit into the Standard UK Style or American Style it should be classed as a Freeform template.

Freeform Style Grid