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🧩 AI Crosswords Are Here!

Defector launches crosswords. Indian Express Diwali puzzle. Contests with PuzzleMe.

🧩 Festive Crosswords Are Here!

Defector launches crosswords. Indian Express Diwali puzzle. Contests with PuzzleMe.

An Exciting New Puzzle Product

The Atlantic launches a new crossword. The Guardian’s 4000th Everyman crossword puzzle. Boswords Summer Tournament 2023.

A Hellish New Crossword 🔥

The Atlantic launches a new crossword. The Guardian’s 4000th Everyman crossword puzzle. Boswords Summer Tournament 2023.

🧩 Why Wordle Exploded

Why Wordle Exploded View in browser Dear Nishant, You're reading the monthly newsletter from Amuse Labs, covering the world of puzzles, publishing and updates to PuzzleMe™, the most advanced digital platform for smart games. In this issue: A media industry crosswordInsights from the Head of Games at New York TimesHow news publishers can leverage quizzes [...]

Crossword Puzzles in Arabic, and more

Crossword Puzzles in Arabic, and more.. The Washington Post’s week-long tease, ACPT puzzle 5 and PuzzleMe updates. View this newsletter in your browserDear Reader,Here’s what we have in store for you this month: The Washington Post’s mini-meta game format keeps solvers hooked through the weekThis is a first: Saudi Research and Media Group launches online [...]

A Photo Finish and an April Fool’s Surprise

A Photo Finish and an April Fool's Surprise. ACPT, a new Schrödinger grid, and more. View this newsletter in your browserIssue 13, April 2023 Dear Reader,We’re still on a high from last weekend’s American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (ACPT), but we’re not taking a break because neither are puzzle lovers. In this month’s newsletter, we bring [...]

PuzzleBuzz Turns One!

PuzzleBuzz turns one! Introducing a section for PuzzleMe updates. View this newsletter in your browserIssue 12, March 2023Dear Reader,We began the PuzzleBuzz initiative a year ago aiming to bring you the latest news from the world of puzzles and games. Through our monthly issues we’ve brought you updates about events, new publishers launching Smart Games, [...]

Humanizing Puzzles

Humanizing puzzles 4 minutes read View this newsletter in your browserIssue 11, February 2023Dear Reader,As the AI-led chatbot storm — the topic of many dinner table conversations — begins to quiet down, we want to highlight the human connection that is at the heart of the puzzle community. While some enthusiasts did experiment with the [...]

Introducing Schrödinger Puzzles

TL;DR: PuzzleMe now supports creating Schrodinger puzzles. Easily create and share Schrodinger crosswords with your solvers on PuzzleMe. Do you know what Schrödinger puzzles are? They're grids that have two possible solutions for the same clue, that also fit all the intersecting clues. It is now possible to construct and share such grids on PuzzleMe. [...]

How to make a puzzle out of a picture online with PuzzleMe

Let’s say you are in the realm of trying something new for your loved one’s birthday. You’ve exhausted most of the available options from easy-to-do DIYs to perhaps buying them something from a store.  If this is you, I’m here to introduce you to a new way to relive your cherished memories––picture puzzles. Puzzles have [...]

How to Make a Jigsaw Puzzle That’s Playable Online

In a world increasingly driven by digital experiences, the timeless charm of jigsaw puzzles has found a new life online. Whether for leisure, educational purposes, or remote team-building activities, the creation of online jigsaw puzzles offers a blend of traditional puzzle-solving joy with modern technology's convenience. This blog post explores the benefits of creating online [...]

24 Tips for Writing Crossword Clues from an NYTimes Constructor

Writing crossword clues is a very exact business. Clues need to be entertaining, factually correct, and phrased so that solvers know what they’re asking for — all in the space of just a few words.   So where does one go to learn the rules of writing crossword clues? That question arose years ago on a [...]

How to Add Games to WordPress: Best Plugins + How-to Guide

So you want to add games to WordPress. Having been a lifelong user of WordPress for multiple websites, I have tried and tested hundreds of plugins for WordPress. In this article, I'll tell you everything I know about embedding games into WordPress websites. To begin with, a disclaimer: I'm writing this article for Amuse Labs, [...]

Starting A Crossword Puzzle Blog: The Complete Guide for 2024

Are you thinking of finally starting your crossword puzzle blog? Whether you're a new constructor or would just like editorial freedom over your puzzles, a blog is a great way to publish in a low-pressure environment. I'm Nishant, and I recently set up the India Mini crossword blog on WordPress. In the process, I encountered [...]

The 5 Best Newspaper Crosswords You Can Play Online

Newspaper crosswords have long offered readers a delightful blend of intellectual challenge and entertainment. American constructors have made significant contributions to the evolution of this puzzle form. Here, we celebrate the ingenuity and creativity of these constructors by highlighting the top 5 newspaper crosswords that you can add to your routine. Each puzzle not only [...]

Crossword Clue Examples: 10 Types of Crossword Clues with Examples

Introduction Crossword puzzles have captivated minds for generations, offering both entertainment and cognitive exercise. Whether you're a seasoned solver or a newcomer, understanding the different types of crossword clues can significantly enhance your solving experience. In this blog post, we'll delve into ten types of crossword clue examples, including cryptic crossword examples and cryptic clue [...]

How to Make Crossword Puzzles in Word

If you're eager to learn how to make a crossword puzzle in Word, you've come to the right place. Creating crossword puzzles using Microsoft Word can be a rewarding and creative endeavor. In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through the process. Why Make Crossword Puzzles in Word? Understanding why you'd want to learn how [...]