CPT Collection

This is our free crossword collection. All files are in CPT library format and you should have CPT Crosswords (or CPT Diagrams) program to read these files. Extract the archives downloaded from this page into separate directory, adjust the folder setting of the program (in Browse tab as Folder Type select Libraries, click on 'Add New' ('Set Folder' in old versions) button and select the directory), and browse the new libraries (click on 'Start' button.)

Here you can take the whole 1999 collection: cpt_coll.zip (338 KB, 9500 diagrams and over 500 grids and crosswords). Here is the whole 2004 collection coll_2004.zip (83 KB, mainly grids in many languages). Here is the 2005-2007 collection coll_2005.zip (15 KB, Hungarian, Chinese and Korean grids).
It is a good idea to save this page and use it as a reference. Below you will find the list of the files classified by the contents and some notes. The 'Size' shows the dimension of the grid (columns x rows). On the right of the file links, the file size, number items, and the identifier of the collection are given. The styles are explained in "CPT - The Primer".

Diagrams

The 'diagrams' are just the black and white cells of the crossword grids. The diagrams can be exported to external format and can be used as input to several crossword generators.

Cells:
These files are used by the generator CPT Diagrams.
Size: 5x3 and 7x4 - 12 KB, 299+1846 cells, 1998C
Size: 9x5 and 11x6 - 6 KB, 645+265 cells, 1999A
Size: 13x7 and 15x8 - 2 KB, 32+122 cells, 1999A
Size: 17x9 - 4 KB, 300 cells, 1999A

NY Times Style Diagrams:
Size: 11x11 - 2 KB, 100 diagrams, 2004A, Max. word length: 11
Size: 13x13 - 2 KB, 100 diagrams, 2004A, Max. word length: 10
Size: 15x15 - 2 KB, 100 diagrams, 2004A, Max. word length: 9
Size: 15x15 - 11 KB, 1333 diagrams, 1999A, Max. word length: 10
Size: 15x15 - 4 KB, 100 diagrams, 2004A, Max. word length: 15
Size: 17x17 - 5 KB, 280 diagrams, 1999A
Size: 17x17 - 4 KB, 100 diagrams, 2004A, Max. word length: 15
Size: 19x19 - 9 KB, 1000 diagrams, 1999A, Max. word length: 15
Size: 21x21 - 16 KB, 1000 diagrams, 1999A
Size: 21x21 - 4 KB, 100 diagrams, 2004A, Max. word length: 11
Size: 23x23 - 10 KB, 500 diagrams, 1999A, Random patterns
Size: 23x23 - 14 KB, 500 diagrams, 1999B, Fancy patterns
Size: 25x25 - 4 KB, 100 diagrams, 2004A, Max. word length: 15

Scandy Style Diagrams:
Size: 11x11 - 2 KB, 210 diagrams, 2004A, Word length 2-9
Size: 11x15 - 6 KB, 555 diagrams, 1999A
Size: 15x15 - 2 KB, 40 diagrams, 2004A, Word length 2-11
Size: 15x21 - 9 KB, 800 diagrams, 1999A

Free Style Diagrams:
Size: 11x11 - 4 KB, 310 diagrams, 2004A, Word Length 2-9, Standard Symmetry
Size: 13x13 - 4 KB, 210 diagrams, 2004A, Word Length 3-9, Black Grid, Standard Symmetry
Size: 15x15 - 2 KB, 100 diagrams, 2004A, Word Length 3-14, Black Grid, Standard Symmetry
Size: 68x68 - 12 KB, 50 diagrams, 1999A, Just fancy patterns
Proper for CJK alphabets (max. word length 4 and 5):
Size: 11x11 - 2 KB, 100 symmetric diagrams, 2010
Size: 12x12 - 2 KB, 100 symmetric diagrams, 2010
Size: 13x13 - 2 KB, 100 symmetric diagrams, 2010
Size: 14x14 - 2 KB, 100 symmetric diagrams, 2010
Size: 15x15 - 2 KB, 100 symmetric diagrams, 2010

Grids and Crosswords

The 'grids' are diagrams filled with words. You can use them as input to a clue generator or you can supply clues by yourself to form a complete crossword. You could also use the grids to print non-standard type of crosswords as 'Find Words', 'Coded Grid', and 'Kriss Kross'.
'Double word square' means a diagram having only white cells. Since it is the most difficult one to fill in with words, it is used to compare the crossword generators/compilers. Here is our 9x9 record from the 2005 collection (see Hungarian below), and the 10x10 record from the 2010 collection (see Hebrew below):

9x9 Hungarian double word square    10x10 Hebrew double word square


Arabic:
Size: 06x06, 10 grids, 2010, Double word square
Size: 09x09, 10 grids, 2004A, Barred
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2010
Armenian:
Size: 05x05, 10 grids, 2010, Unicode, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 10 grids, 2010, Unicode
Belarusian:
Size: 06x06, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2010, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2010
Size: 12x12, 5 grids, 2004A
Bulgarian:
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 08x08, 6 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x15 - 3 KB, 20 grids, 1999A, Scandy Style
Size: 13x13 - 5 KB, 50 grids, 1999A, NY Times Style
Size: 15x15 - 8 KB, 60 grids, 1999A, NY Times Style
Size: 15x15 - 42 KB, 33 crosswords, 1999A, NY Times Style
Size: 16x16 - 25 KB, 20 crosswords, 1999A, Scandy Style
Size: 17x17 - 31 KB, 18 crosswords, 1999A, NY Times Style
Size: 19x19 - 23 KB, 10 crosswords, 1999A, NY Times Style
Size: 25x25 - 20 KB, 5 crosswords, 1999A, Scandy Style
Size: 37x25 - 24 KB, 4 crosswords, 1999A, Scandy Style
Chinese:
Size: 04x04, 2 grids, 2010, Unicode, Double word square
Size: 07x07, 7 grids, 2004A, Unicode
Size: 09x09, 5 grids, 2004A, Barred, Unicode
Size: 09x09, 10 grids, 2005A, Unicode
Size: 11x11, 10 grids, 2010, Unicode
Size: 12x12, 10 grids, 2010, Unicode
Size: 14x14, 10 grids, 2010, Unicode
Size: 15x15, 15 grids, 2010, Unicode
Croatian:
Size: 07x07, 2 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2010, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Czech:
Size: 07x07, 9 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Danish:
Size: 07x07, 6 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 15x15, 5 grids, 2004A, Barred
Dutch:
Size: 07x07, 5 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 22 grids, 2004A
English:
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11 - 10 KB, 20 crosswords, 2004A
Size: 15x15 - 19 KB, 150 grids, 1999A, NY Times Style, Max. word length: 12
Size: 16x16 - 3 KB, 15 grids, 1999A, Scandy Style
Size: 17x17 - 8 KB, 60 grids, 1999A, NY Times Style
Size: 19x19 - 7 KB, 30 grids, 1999A, NY Times Style
Size: 21x21 - 4 KB, 10 grids, 1999A, NY Times Style
Size: 23x23 - 4 KB, 10 grids, 1999A, NY Times Style
Size: 25x25 - 4 KB, 10 grids, 1999A, Scandy Style
Size: 37x25 - 6 KB, 10 grids, 1999A, Scandy Style
French:
Size: 07x07, 8 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
German:
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Greek:
Size: 06x06, 3 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2010, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 27 grids, 2004A
Hebrew:
Size: 05x05, 4 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 09x09, 5 grids, 2010, Double word square
Size: 10x10, 2 grids, 2010, Double word square, CPT record
Size: 11x11, 3 grids, 2004A
Hindi:
All files are encoded in Custom Hindi Unicode Normalization - Single Cells and you will need CPT Crosswords v. 1.2 and above.
Size: 09x09, 2 barred crosswords with English clues, 2010, Unicode
Size: 11x11, 10 grids, 2010, Unicode
Size: 13x13, 10 grids, 2010, Unicode
Size: 15x15, 10 grids, 2010, Unicode
Hungarian:
Size: 07x07, 26 grids, 2005A, Double word square
Size: 08x08, 18 grids, 2005A, Double word square
Size: 09x09, 3 grids, 2005A, Double word square, CPT record (2280104 words used)
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2005A
Italian:
Size: 06x06, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Japanese:
Size: 07x07, 9 grids, 2004A, Unicode
Size: 09x09, 10 grids, 2004A, Unicode
Kazakh:
Size: 07x07, 20 grids, 2010, Unicode Cyrillic, Double word square
Size: 08x08, 4 grids, 2010, Unicode Cyrillic, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2010, Unicode Cyrillic
Korean:
Size: 04x04, 10 grids, 2010, Unicode, Double word square
Size: 07x07, 20 grids, 2007, Unicode
Size: 10x10, 10 grids, 2007, Unicode
Size: 10x10, 5 grids, 2007, Barred, Unicode
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2007, Unicode
Size: 15x15, 4 grids, 2007, Unicode
Lithuanian:
Size: 07x07, 5 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Macedonian:
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2010, Double word square
Size: 08x08, 3 grids, 2010, Double word square (48903 words used)
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2010
Persian (Farsi):
Size: 05x05, 5 grids, 2004A, Double word square, Unicode
Size: 11x11, 5 grids, 2004A, Set User 8-bit converter to ISIRI3342
Polish:
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Portuguese:
Size: 06x06, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Romanian:
Size: 06x06, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2010, Double word square, Unicode
Size: 11x11, 16 grids, 2004A
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2010, Unicode
Russian:
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 55 grids, 2004A
Serbian:
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2010, Double word square, Cyrillic
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2010, Cyrillic
Slovenian:
Size: 07x07, 6 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Spanish:
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Swedish:
Size: 06x06, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Thai:
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2004A, Unicode, Custom normalization Single Cells
Turkish:
Size: 06x06, 10 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Ukrainian:
Size: 06x06, 6 grids, 2004A, Double word square
Size: 07x07, 10 grids, 2010, Double word square
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2004A
Vietnamese:
Size: 10x10, 2 grids, 2004A, Set User 8-bit converter to VN1
Size: 11x11, 20 grids, 2010, Set User 8-bit converter to VN1

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