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XWord Info Scored Word List

A scored word list is one of a crossword constructor's most important tools

Will Shortz and Jeff Chen
Will Shortz and Jeff Chen
"XWord Info is a source of excellent tools for crossword constructors, including a scored word list for optimizing fill. I recommend it."
— Will Shortz, New York Times Crossword Editor
"It's fitting that GAME-CHANGER appears on this word list. That's what we've got here for crossword constructors."
— Matt Gaffney, professional constructor

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.

Words from the XWord Info Word List show up in Finder searches for Regular Users. Angels can also download that list to use with Crossword Compiler or with CrossFire.

Questions? Please read our Word List FAQ.

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The XWord Info Word List   (Angels only)

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   (extra cost)

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.

See the Word List FAQ for more info or .

Download Jeff Chen's Personal List as .txt Download Jeff Chen's Personal List as .dict