Looking for answers? You've come to the right place, but there's much more.
Most people come to XWord Info because they're looking for answers to puzzles.
Maybe you've got an old puzzle from a magazine or book.
Remember, you need a NYT Premium Puzzle Subscription to access these.
And perhaps my favorite page on the site:
Many pages here help you understand typical crossword patterns.
Poke around by exploring links.
If you love crosswords then most likely you either love acrostics too, or you haven't given them enough of a chance.
NYT acrostics are brilliant. They're all written by the amazing team of Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon and they include some of the cleverest clues you'll see anywhere, all leading to a witty or profound quote.
They do take some getting used to. The first time you scan through the clues, you may only get one or two of them. Don't worry, that's typical, but give it time and the combination of normal (or often cryptic-like) clues and sentence logic combines in a very satisfying way.
The problem is that without software assistance, solving is tedious. The other problem is that most solving software, including the Java applet on the nytimes.com website, is clunky. XWord Info has the best web-based acrostic solver on the planet. You need a computer with a mouse, and a modern browser. That's it. No Flash or Java or any other plugin is required.