Crossword generators - source code

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These programs generate crossword puzzles, either to a fixed grid or to get as many words as possible into a fixed area. The latter kind of generator is more closely aligned with word squares and will be listed there. These ones use a given grid:
These ones don't and will also be listed under "word squares"
Finally, here are pointers to other crossword generators or solvers for which we have not yet located source code, and some interesting papers. Note there is a whole area of cryptic crossword solvers for which we have no sources here. (We have some papers, and you can buy them commercially)
Closely related to this field are wordsquare generators and wordsearch generators.
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