CROSSWORDS: Clue/Puzzle Order


  • elevatorThere's no "right" sequence to read clues and solve a puzzle.
  • It's ok to skip ahead or change direction, or make multiple passes.
  • Fill 'easy' ("gimme") and FITB (Fill In The ___) answers first or if you get stuck.
  • After filling in a word, use those letters for crossing words (alternative between Across and Down).
  • You might have to undo/erase an answer that fits but doesn't work.
  • In more difficult puzzles, sometimes the answer may be entered in a different direction, e.g., backwards, upwards, or taking a turn.