Archive for June, 2009

  • Sue Gleason’s Double Crostics

    Sue Gleason’s Double Crostics

    Though the site pushes a pay-to-play membership, there are a handful of free “guest” double crostic puzzles to play here, using a custom java applet.
  • Crauswords Acrostic Puzzle

    Crauswords Acrostic Puzzle

    Offers what appears to be just one online-solvable puzzle, via a java applet. The solving interface works well, though it can be a bit cramped. Hints available if you get stuck.
  • Acrostics.org

    Acrostics.org

    More like mini-acrostics, these are shorter than normal acrostic puzzles and don’t include the author/source in the first letter of every clue. Competitive play available via free registration.
  • Thinks.com Daily Crossword

    Thinks.com Daily Crossword

    Offers a unique daily crossword puzzle using the Crossword Compiler java applet. Gameplay is slick and easy, with hints and solutions available within the game playing environment.
  • New York Times Crosswords

    New York Times Crosswords

    The undeniable pinnacle of crosswords. The New York Times offers paid-subscriptions for their daily crosswords, but you can access selected archived puzzles for free.
  • WebCrosswords.com

    WebCrosswords.com

    Offers a daily crossword, plus access to nine previous days’ puzzles. Uses the same interface as USA Today’s site, slick and easy to use.
  • Washington Post Crossword

    Washington Post Crossword

    The Washington Post daily crossword is somewhat on the easy side, but still fun to solve. Their online solver (Java) is slick and easy to use. Other puzzles available as well.
  • BestCrosswords.com

    BestCrosswords.com

    Offers seven daily crosswords, with online and printable play modes. British, American, Latin American versions on offer, as well as registered and competitive play.
  • USA TODAY Crossword

    USA TODAY Crossword

    USA Today offers their well-known (and relatively easy) daily crossword puzzle via a sleek online solver (requires Flash). “Regular” and “Master” modes available.
  • Cryptograms.org

    Cryptograms.org

    Generally considered the #1 cryptogram site, the online solver is extremely easy to use and allows for monthly competitions amongst registered users.