How to Use the Crossword Solver

By David Koenig

Frustration mounts when your mind draws a blank and you can't get the answer to a crossword clue. The Crossword Solver is one of several free online tools for finding the solution to a tricky clue. To find an answer, you need to know the number of letters and at least one or two letters, and the website automatically searches its database of English words to suggest possible answers.

Quick Crossword Solver

Step 1

Navigate to Crosswordsolver.org.

Step 2

Click the number of letters in the word from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Type the letters you already know in the boxes indicated, leaving blank boxes for missing letters.

Step 4

Click "Search for Answers" to view possible solutions.

Crossword Solution Wizard

Step 1

Navigate to Crosswordsolver.org, and click "Go to Solution Wizard."

Step 2

Click the number of words in the answer from the drop-down menu, and then click "Next Step."

Step 3

Click the number of letters in each word from the drop-down menus, and then click "Next Step."

Step 4

Click any letters you already know from the drop-down menus, leaving blanks for missing letters, and click "Get Matches." Possible crossword answers appear on the next page.