The Collaborative Word List Project
What is this project?
How do I join?
- It has always bugged me that crossword constructors'
word lists remain a closely guarded secret. The word lists available at
are wonderful but the fact that they are unranked makes them somewhat
less than ideal.
This led to the following idea: why not create a shared word
list that users can update themselves? This way, we get several minds
working on a word list at once. New words will be added faster, bad words
will be removed faster and the end result should be better than anything
one person could do on his own in the same amount of time. Hence we have
this project. A user checks out the word list, makes adjustments, and checks
it back in. What could be better?
How does it work?
How should I be scoring words in the word list?
- You'll need a Cruciverb.com gold
membership. In fact, this is the first thing you should do if you're serious
about constructing crosswords at all. Just send me an
with some proof of gold membership (a screen shot is fine) and let me know what you want your
username to be. I'll sign you up and fill you in how to proceed!