KrossWordPuzzle

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    KrossWordPuzzle is a crossword playing game and editor.

    Introduction

    You can use KrossWordPuzzle to play crosswords or to create new crosswords. It can open and save *.puz-files (AcrossLite) and its own *.kwp files (which are XML files) or *.kwpz (which are compressed *.kwp files). You can download lots of crosswords from within the game.

    KrossWordPuzzle is a community application  See footnote .

    Screenshots

    TODO: More screenshots

    Features

    • Many crossword types:
      • American
      • Swedish
      • Number Puzzle
      • Crossnumber
      • User defined crossword types based on a set of rules
      • Barred crosswords can be played/designed in each type (bars added automatically)
      • See Crossword Types for a detailed description of the different crossword types
    • Many cell types:
      • Empty Cells
      • Letter Cells
      • Clue Cells (containing the clue text, e.g. for Swedish crosswords)
      • Double Clue Cells (two half clue cells inside one cell in the crossword grid)
      • Image cells (can be stretched across multiple cells, can display local or remote images)
      • Solution Letter Cells (all solution letter cells of a crossword form its solution word)
    • A Library, to store crosswords in
      • Add crosswords in different file formats to the library (.puz, .kwp, .kwpz)
      • Download lots of .puz-crosswords from the Internet directly into the library
      • Export to many file formats (.puz, .kwp, .kwpz, .pdf, .ps, .png, .jpg)
      • Thumb creator for crossword files. It's used to get thumbnails for crosswords in the library. Can also be enabled for crossword files in Dolphin.
    • Print crosswords, or print preview
    • Themes. There are currently three themes available: Default, Scribble and an Egyptian theme.
    • Features in Playing Mode (edit mode not enabled)
      • Give hints, check and solve whole crosswords or single answers/letters
      • Set confidence values for filled out letter cells
      • Clue list in a dock, which also shows the current answers
      • Eraser tool to clear letter cells / whole clue answers
      • Context menus for all cells
      • Easy navigation using the mouse and/or the keyboard, there are also navigation commands in the Move menu and in the toolbar
      • Fill out crosswords by selecting clues and writing the answer with the keyboard directly in the crossword view
    • Edit crosswords (edit mode)
      • Add / remove / change clues and images
      • Change correct letters
      • Interactively change selected cells in a dock (clue texts / orientation / answer offset / dictionary / ..., image sources / cell span / ...)
      • Convert between crossword types
      • Resize the crossword grid
      • Move all cells in the grid
      • Interactively change answer-lengths by dragging a bar after the last letter cell of a clue
      • Check for 180 degree rotation symmetry
      • View statistics
      • Templates for new crosswords
      • Undo / redo for all edit actions. The undo stack can also be saved with the crossword in XML files
      • A dictionary to find matching answers for new clues
      • A solution word can be defined by converting some letter cells to "solution letter cells". The solution word is displayed in a toolbar
      • Context menus for editing
    • Restore lost crosswords after a crash of the game (hopefully there are none ).

    More Help is on these Pages


    KrossWordPuzzle has a page on kde-apps.org, where you can download the latest sources and binary packages for various distributions.


    Support for this application can be found from the project's home page