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Which recent NYT crosswords gave solvers the most difficulty?
Why are so many people obsessed with the New York Times Spelling Bee game?
If you look up love-hate relationship in any dictionary, it just says, “See Across Lite.” The following announcement was published today (8/2/2021): NYT Games No Longer Available on Across Lite as of Aug. 10. Is that good or bad, at least in the long term? First some definitions: Across Lite is a program that runs… Continue reading No more Across Lite????
We completed our latest XWord Info upgrade and we’ve now settled comfortably into our new home on the Azure cloud. Will you notice or care? Maybe not, but there are many advantages for us and for you. We can now upgrade the site with bug fixes or new features with zero downtime. (It used to… Continue reading Infrastructure Week
We’ve recently had reports that our new logon authentication system on XWord Info has affected Wordlist downloads. Fortunately, the fix is easy. If you’ve recently downloaded a wordlist (particularly an OS/X version apparently) and had problems, 1) log off XWord Info, 2) log back on, 3) download the list again. You should be fine. Once… Continue reading Wordlist downloads
Did you notice that you recently had to log back into XWord info for no apparent reason? Here’s the explanation. Note, this post gets increasingly technical, so feel free to bail when you get bored. TL;DR: Just log back in when you’re asked, and everything will work fine. What happened? The short answer is, we… Continue reading That extra XWord Info Log In
Jeff Chen regularly updates the XWord Info word lists. He’s just uploaded a large batch.
If you have a crossword-related blog or website, add a permanent link to XWord Info on your home page, and we’ll give you four months of access for free. If you already have an account, we’ll extend it four months.
XWord Info started as a website mostly for curious solvers. Over the years, the site has evolved and is now equally aimed at helping constructors create their best work. We have Jeff Chen’s word list, some sample Python scripts, and a Finder page that has been used more than 13 million times. (An upcoming post… Continue reading Analyze your own crosswords