A great word list can help constructors produce great puzzles. The new "XWord Info Word List" contains answer words from every NYT puzzle in the Shortz Era including Variety and Acrostic puzzles and even rebus crosswords, plus many tens of thousands more added by Jeff Chen. This huge variety of useful words is a treasure trove for constructors.
Additionally, most words are scored so you and your crossword construction software can make better and more efficient choices when filling a grid.
Questions? Please read our Word List FAQ.
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This list has 178,015 words scored from 5 to 60. New words are added regularly.Download the XWI List as .txt Download the XWI List as .dict
Jeff Chen's Personal List is the constructor's gold mine. It includes everything in the XWord Info Word List plus 36,353 more high-value words scored at 60 that have never appeared in an NYT puzzle.
Jeff continues to update this list too, and a one-time additional fee gives Angels lifetime access.
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