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Crossword Buff 501 is a collection of single player crossword puzzles. There are six kinds of puzzles in this product
  • Diamond: There are eighty of these small puzzles which typically are in a diamond shape with a maximum word length of nine characters though most words are of three, four or five characters
  • Tiddler: There are one hundred and fifty of these crosswords. They are in an 11x11 grid and are usually simple clues such as "Holiday afloat = Cruise" rather than anagrams or cryptic clues
  • Challenger: Eighty Six puzzles in a 13x13 grid
  • Weekender: These crosswords have a mixture of simple clues and general knowledge with questions like 'Former territory of Sioux Indians", there are just twenty-five of these
  • Cryptic: Fifty puzzles of anagrams and devious clues in a 15x15 grid
  • Backwords: One hundred and ten puzzles where the black squares of the crossword have been replaced with random letters, the object is to select these letters and change them to black thus reconstructing the puzzle
All puzzles have Print Reset, Help and a Solve options, the Solve option opens a .pdf document in a separate window showing the correct answers.
The game records all games attempted and all games completed. There is no timer function and no help on individual clues

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Crossword Buff 501 Windows This is the game's main help file, it is accessed from the main menu<br>Additionally each puzzle type has it's own Help screen
Crossword Buff 501 Windows One of the Cryptic puzzles<br>These are the largest and the hardest puzzles in the product
Crossword Buff 501 Windows The game's title screen<br>This is also used for puzzle selection as is shown in a later screenshot
Crossword Buff 501 Windows Selecting a puzzle<br>The game records when a puzzle has been attempted and when it has been completed

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piltdown_man (151518) added Crossword Buff 501 (Windows) on May 30, 2015