Optional word lists

Crossword Compiler comes with an international English word list for making basic puzzles. Many optional word lists are also available, and can be used for word finding, grid filling, generating anagrams and merging with other word lists.

Additional word lists

  • 342 000 less common words
  • 260 000 compounds and phrases
  • 173 000 Scrabble word list
  • UK Advanced Cryptics Dictionary (List of 240 000+ words)
  • 6 million+ Wikipedia head words
  • 25 000 medical words, 16 000 legal words
  • 9000 movies, 5000 literature-related
  • 20 000 people's names, 59 000 plant names
  • 4000 world cities, 10 000 world towns
  • 230 000 words and 70 000 expressions from Webster's 2nd.
  • 25 000 ethnic words
  • 19 000 Scottish words

Language word lists

  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (br)
  • Portuguese (pt)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Slovak
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Also alternative versions of the main English word list for American, British, Canadian and Australasian spellings and vocabulary.

Geographical word lists

There are two large lists of place names in the UK (37 000) and US (16 000), plus the following (separate) lists containing place names and geographical features (rivers, hills, regions, etc) from all over the world:

  • North America: USA (27 000), Canada (19 000), Mexico (60 000)
  • British Isles: UK (28 000), Ireland (21 000), Channel Islands (600), Isle of Man (100)
  • Australasia: Australia (53 000), New Zealand (16 000)
  • Western Europe: Austria (34 000), Belgium (21 000), France (78 000), Germany (122 000), Italy (29 000), Netherlands (18 000), Portugal (18 000), Spain (44 000), Switzerland (4000)
  • Eastern Europe: Croatia (22 000), Czech Republic (20 000), Hungary (25 000), Poland (45 000), Romania (30 000), Slovakia (8000), Slovenia (5000)
  • Scandinavia: Denmark (15 000), Finland (36 000), Iceland (12 000), Norway (62 000), Sweden (69 000)
  • South America: Argentina (36 000), Brazil (54 000), Chile (33 000), Colombia (38 000)
  • Other: India (40 000), Israel (6000), Pakistan (97 000), South Africa (68 000), Sri Lanka (29 000), Turkey (53 000), Undersea features (8000)

If you order online you do not need to download them all!

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