Login:

Password:





Not yet joined our word puzzle community? Then REGISTER NOW >>>
Who's online? | Login | Leaderboard | Anagrams

Using Our Online Puzzle Solving Tools

We have online player tools for a large range of different word puzzles. These include arrow words, pangrams, general knowledge crosswords, quick crosswords, wordwheels, word ladders, word fit, skeleton crosswords, A - Z puzzles, codewords, cryptograms and every letter counts puzzles.

The players are designed to be intuitive, but here are some useful tips that you might have missed:

With the grid based puzzles, such as crosswords, you can click directly on a grid square to highlight the answer cells for a particular run. If a cell is in both an across and a down answer, then click the cell again to toggle between the vertical and horizontal clues.

With grid puzzles that have clues (such as pangrams, crosswords, every letter counts) - you can also click directly on a clue for the answer squares to be highlighted in the grid. For instance, click on the clue for 5 Across, and the cursor will move to the first answer square in the grid for that clue. When you enter a letter, the cursor will move automatically to the next letter in that answer.

When you are inside the solving grid, you can click tab to move to the next clue. You can press shift+tab to move backwards to the previous clue. Repeated pressing will cycle you through every across and every down clue, and then back again.

With any grid puzzle, you can also use the arrow keys to move up, down, left and right around the grid. These various methods for navigating the grid should ensure that there is always a quick and easy way for you to move from clue to clue without manually having to click in the grid for every letter you wish to place.

We also have various solving tools - for instance the ability to see if you have entered a letter incorrectly by using the 'show wrong moves' facility.

If you make a mistake and want to start again, you can click 'reset'. This returns you to the start of an unplayed puzzle or your last saved position. If you are halfway through a puzzle, and need to go, click 'save' so your work isn't lost.

The important thing to note is that if you click 'show solution' at any point, then you will not receive any points for completing the puzzle. But use of other solving aids such as showing wrong moves is allowed and will still lead to points being awarded for your solve of the puzzle.

Are there any questions you have about the players and how to use them? Feel free to post questions / comments below!
Date written: 26 Apr 2015



Comment on this post

You must be logged in to comment - please Register or Login

Other Blog Posts You Might Find Interesting...

Codeword Solving Tool
If you want help with solving codewords, then there are various tips and techniques that you can use, as outlined on other blog entries here at Wordy Puzzle. However, sometimes if you get completely stuck on a puzzle, then you might want some outside...
Added: 18 Mar 2015


All About Word Ladder Puzzles
The word ladder puzzle comes in two main versions. The first version of the puzzle lists clues alongside it, whilst the second version is open-ended with no clues alongside each rung of the ladder, and therefore is both more difficult to solve and may...
Added: 16 Mar 2015


Introduction To Arrow Words
Arrowwords are a common crossword variant, and are also very popular with a set of dedicated solvers who much prefer them to standard crosswords. The difference between standard crosswords and arrowwords is more than cosmetic. The cosmetic difference...
Added: 23 Mar 2015


Solving Aids And Solving Crossword Clues
When it comes to solving crosswords, where do you stand on the debate with regard to using solving aids? Some people think that there is something "wrong" with using solving aids - in the very particular sense that it is a form of cheating, whilst for...
Added: 30 Apr 2015


Tips On Writing Crossword Clues
Writing crossword clues is a difficult art form, and there is no doubt that lots of practice is essential to getting it right. It is also worth noting right from the start that the style and balance of clues you write will depend very much on the type of...
Added: 04 Apr 2015




Back to Puzzle Blog


Puzzle Types:
Arrow word Puzzles
Pangram Puzzles
General Knowledge Crosswords
Quick Crosswords
Wordwheels
Word Ladders
Word Fit
Skeleton Crosswords
A to Z Puzzles
Codewords
Cryprograms Online
Every Letter Counts