Friday, May 9, 2014

new puzzle - themeless 26

The new puzzle is available at World of Crosswords - themeless 26! You can view and solve it online, print it out at the website, or check it out using Standalone's Crosswords app (for iOS and Android).

Sunday, March 2, 2014

100 puzzles!

Today's themeless 25 is the 100th crossword puzzle that we have published at World of Crosswords!

We thank everyone who enjoys our puzzles and has written to say so... We're just getting started, and looking forward to making the next 100 :)

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

new puzzle - 'speak volumes'

Our latest crossword puzzle is up at World of Crosswords. The puzzle theme is 'speak volumes.' As usual, this puzzle is also available on the Standalone Crosswords app (both for iOS and Android devices). Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

crossword constructor at 100 years old

"Yahoo!" has a wonderful article about Bernice Gordon, a cruciverbalist who has recently turned 100. Go read it, it's fun!

I don't know if I'll reach 100, but if I do, I would love to still be constructing crosswords at that age (and hopefully continuing to publish them at World of Crosswords!).

On a related note: some studies say it's possible that doing the crossword on a regular basis can prevent diseases of the brain like Alzheimer's (article in the Daily Express). Unfortunately, some neuroscientists, such as Nicholas Spitzer, disagree (article in The Economist). As usual, there are no guarantees... but it's pretty clear that doing the crossword does develop your vocabulary and expose you to interesting facts that you might not see otherwise. Plus, they're just fun - which is the main reason to do them!

Friday, December 20, 2013

google celebrates the 100th anniversary of the crossword

If you haven't seen it already, you should head on over to google's search page and click on the google doodle for today (Dec 20 2013). It's the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle and they've got a nice (but easy!) crossword for everyone to fill out.