My First Crossword Puzzle

I recently discovered Phil, an HTML5 crossword puzzle maker (here it is on GitHub). I’ve always wanted to make a crossword puzzle, but it seemed overwhelming. But with Phil, I found it fun and addicting!

So, here is my first creation. It has a mathematical theme. I’ve enjoyed solving crossword puzzles off and on over the years, but I would by no means call myself an aficionado. Thus, I tried my best to write typical crossword-like clues. If anyone would like to offer feedback, post it in the comments below or send me comments by email.

Here’s a printable pdf of the puzzle and a pdf of the solution.



  1. Gail Richeson says:

    I am printing it out!

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Frank Richeson says:

    Hi Dave,

    This is great! I was able to “complete” it without looking at the answer sheet (although I looked up a lot of stuff on the Internet, for most of the mathematical stuff).

    It must have entailed a lot of work!

    Love, Dad


    1. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Gail Richeson says:

    Finished it…with lots of internet search help! Fun!

    Sent from my iPad


  4. bretbenesh says:

    Dear Dave,

    I loved the crossword! I have been meaning to start writing crosswords, and Phil seems like a better option that the TeX package.


    1. Thanks! Yes, give it a try. It is fun!

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