How to Make your own crossword puzzle
Crossword puzzles are great way to exercise you mind and have something fun to do with breakfast. Don't just do a puzzle, but make one yourself. You can do it by hand or try out the help of a crossword building software.
For beginners, there are easy ways to create your first crossword puzzle.
You Will Need
* Internet access
* Graph paper (optional)
Step 1: Join crossword constructor online forums for tips
Join crossword constructor online forums or discussion lists for beginner tips from serious hobbyists and professionals.
Step 2: Choose a theme for your crossword puzzle
Choose a central theme to hang your crossword puzzle words and clues on.
Step 3: Brainstorm crosswords and clues from theme
Brainstorm words and clues from your puzzle's theme and write them on paper.
Step 4: Visit a crossword puzzle-maker web site
Using an online crossword puzzle maker, enter the width, height, and number of squares, and then enter the words and clues line by line. Click a button and a puzzle is generated.
Some hobbyists prefer to create a crossword puzzle the old-fashioned way – using graph paper and pen.
Step 5: Buy professional crossword-puzzle-maker software
Buy crossword-puzzle-maker software for professionals or serious hobbyists. This software has a steeper learning curve than the typical online puzzle generator.
In 1913, the first published crossword puzzle was created by English journalist Arthur Wynne for the New York World newspaper.