Crossword generator

Tim Roberts timr at
Sun Sep 1 00:56:11 EDT 2002

Frank Buss <fb at> wrote:

>Thomas Guettler <pan-newsreader at> wrote:
>> Has someone seen or written a crossword
>> generator in python?
>Take a look at at the bottom of the page.

These are only pseudo-crosswords.  Like most automatic crossword
generators, it doesn't worry about symmetry, and it only crosses a few
words here and there.

Creating a challenging, interesting, and legitimate crossword puzzle is
very, very difficult.  Few humans can do it well, and it will be a while
yet before they can describe their own algorithms in such a way that it can
be automated.
- Tim Roberts, timr at
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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