FAQs

What will my Custom Crossword look like?
It will look like regular crossword puzzles you see in leading newspapers.

How will I get it?
It will be e-mailed to you as a PDF file, which you will be able to download and print on paper of your choosing, and as an Across Lite (.puz) file, which you will be able to view on your computer.  With a free Across Lite software download available here, you'll be able to solve the puzzle on your computer.

How long will it take for you to construct it?
That depends on the scope of your project and on my schedule, since I am currently a student.  Some crosswords may take a week or less; others could take several weeks or more.  The further in advance you let me know your needs, the more likely I will be able to accommodate your request.

What if I think of something else I want in the puzzle after I've approved the theme entries and grid?
If it's something short and easy to incorporate into the grid, I'll make the change.  If, however, putting in the new entry would involve significant changes to the grid and fill, there will be an additional charge, which I'll discuss with you before proceeding.

Will you make a crossword with ANYTHING in it?
Almost!  My puzzles must pass the "breakfast table test"—that is, they must not contain words that a typical person having breakfast on a Sunday morning might find offensive, sad, or disturbing.

What forms of payment do you accept, and when do I pay you?
I accept personal checks and PayPal.  Personal checks are subject to holds until they clear.  For businesses, 50% of the total payment is due at the beginning of the project, with the remainder due upon completion; for individuals, the entire payment is due at the beginning of the project.