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Analyze your own puzzle

Analyze an UNLOCKED puzzle in Across Lite format

See how your puzzle stacks up statistically, or display it on XWord Info for anyone to solve on-line.

Use this feature to show what your puzzle would look like if it were included in the XWord Info database, including details users see when they click the Analyze link while viewing a puzzle. You get a list of unique entries, Scrabble score, Freshness analysis, links to all the NYT clues for each of your answer words, and much more.

Once it's uploaded, you can generate a link to give to your friends or test-solvers to let them try solving it.

Please make sure your puzzle is unlocked. If you export from CCW, be sure that "Restrictions" is not checked.

Depending on your version of CCW, the steps are something like this:

  • File
  • Export...
  • File Formats
  • Export puzzle for use with Litsoft's Across Lite solving software
  • Export as...
  • Type: Across format (PUZ)
  • Save

Note: If you want to analyze an already-published NYT puzzle, do not use this page. Instead, select it from the Calendar and then click the "Analyze" button on that page.

Browse to an unlocked .puz file on your computer, then click Analyze.