cross, v.t. to intersect
syn • er • gy, n. the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.


Making crosswords. A solitary activity?

Submitting crosswords for publication. Mail and wait?

Not at CrosSynergy. We do it all together.

Group theme development. Peer review. Work on each other's grids. Everything through always-there private web-based forums.

Constructors helping constructors around the clock. From Victoria, British Columbia, to Daytona Beach, Florida. Together.


Learn more about the CrosSynergy Syndicate.



THEMELESS CrosSynergy SAMPLER

(Thursday New York Times level of difficulty)

Title Published Solve it
Using
Across Lite •••
On paper On-line
"Sunday Challenge" 05 / 07 / 2000
" 03 / 26 / 2000
" 02 / 06 / 2000
" 01 / 02 / 2000
" 11 / 14 / 1999
" 10 / 10 / 1999
" 09 / 05 / 1999
" 08 / 01 / 1999
" 06 / 27 / 1999
" 05 / 16 / 1999
" 04 / 25 / 1999
" 03 / 28 / 1999
" 03 / 07 / 1999
" 02 / 07 / 1999
" 12 / 20 / 1998
" 12 / 06 / 1998
" 10 / 25 / 1998
" 09 / 27 / 1998 ---
" 08 / 30 / 1998 ---
••• Download Literate Software's free crossword-solving software



THEMED CrosSynergy SAMPLER

(late-Tuesday New York Times level of difficulty)

Title Published Solve it
Using
Across Lite •••
On paper On-line
"Search Party" 05 / 01 / 2000
"Mixed Vegetables" 04 / 27 / 2000
"Historic CDs" 04 / 13 / 2000
"Veiled Heads" 04 / 03 / 2000
"These Foolish Thinks" 03 / 21 / 2000
"Leading Film Gotchas" 03 / 16 / 2000
"Party Spread" 03 / 07 / 2000
"Horseplay" 03 / 01 / 2000
"Screams" 02 / 21 / 2000
"Adolescence" 02 / 01 / 2000
"Inside the NFL" 01 / 24 / 2000
"Here Comes Trouble" 01 / 18 / 2000
"Book Report" 12 / 29 / 1999
"Extra Credit" 12 / 20 / 1999
"Fowl Play" 12 / 14 / 1999
"Shady Characters" 12 / 07 / 1999
"It's About Time" 11 / 25 / 1999
"SOS" 11 / 09 / 1999
"Re Buffs" 11 / 02 / 1999
"Stretch Marks" 10 / 20 / 1999
"Block Party" 10 / 05 / 1999
"Keep Your Shirt On" 09 / 30 / 1999
"You Send Me" 09 / 21 / 1999
"Say Ah" 08 / 31 / 1999
"Joint Session" 08 / 24 / 1999
"Ladle By Ladle" 08 / 17 / 1999
"Spot Welding" 08 / 10 / 1999
"Food For Thought?" 07 / 27 / 1999
"Planning Ahead" 07 / 19 / 1999
"Catching Some Rays" 07 / 14 / 1999
"From Scratch" 07 / 06 / 1999
"Stocking Caps" 06 / 24 / 1999
"FM Reception" 06 / 08 / 1999
"Fifteen Puzzle" 06 / 01 / 1999
"Chairmen of the Smorgasbord" 05 / 25 / 1999
"Oh, What You Do to Me!" 05 / 04 / 1999
"Dodge City" 04 / 21 / 1999
"Pink Ladies" 04 / 06 / 1999
"Safe!" 03 / 23 / 1999
"Look Who's Here!" 03 / 02 / 1999
"Card Party" 02 / 25 / 1999
"Central Bark" 01 / 27 / 1999
"TV Personalities" 01 / 19 / 1999
"Pear Bonding" 01 / 12 / 1999
"All Joked Up" 12 / 15 / 1998
"Literary Gifts" 12 / 03 / 1998
"P.S. I Love You" 11 / 17 / 1998
"Possibility Thinking" 11 / 04 / 1998
"Spaghetti Western" 10 / 20 / 1998
"Pop Quiz" 10 / 06 / 1998
"A Place for Everything..." 09 / 24 / 1998
"Littorally Speaking" 09 / 08 / 1998
"Meet the Press" 08 / 27 / 1998
"The Emperor's New Clothes" 08 / 13 / 1998
"GR-R!" 07 / 29 / 1998
"Essay Test" 07 / 21 / 1998
"Reel Fruit Flavor" 06 / 29 / 1998
"Roll Call" 06 / 16 / 1998
"The Bugs Stopped Here" 06 / 02 / 1998
"You Can't Miss It!" 05 / 19 / 1998
"Staff Party" 05 / 05 / 1998
"Tops" 04 / 22 / 1998
"None But the Brave" 04 / 06 / 1998
"Lose It..." 03 / 10 / 1998
"Valentine's Nay" 02 / 14 / 1998
"Middle Names" 01 / 27 / 1998
"Call It Quits" 01 / 07 / 1998
••• Download Literate Software's free crossword-solving software



MORE CrosSynergy PUZZLES

(usually a Tuesday New York Times level of difficulty)

Puzzle site Updated Archives On-line solving
via Java applet
Off-line solving
Current puzzle Archives Print web page Download *.puz files •••
Current puzzle Archives Current puzzle Archives
AOL daily ~ 2 weeks save across sessions save across sessions yes yes no no
Houston Chronicle Interactive daily ~ 3 months current session only no no no yes yes
Yahoo! daily ~ 2 weeks clock; save across sessions clock; save across sessions no no no no
The Washington Post Mon-Sat ~ 2 weeks save across sessions save across sessions yes yes no no
Electra Mon-Sat no current session only n/a no n/a no n/a
Heritage Newspapers Wed from 01/07/98 forward current session only current session only no no no no
••• To solve these puzzles off-line, you should first download the Across Lite player


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