Skip to main content

Crossword solving assistant

Project description


CCXXV is a crossword assistant, intended to help you find the right word to fill out your missing squares.

In addition to the normal functionality to help fill out a single answer, it can also help in those tricky corners
where you have two clues that cross on an unknown letter.

ccxxv is available through pip::

$ pip install ccxxv


To find a word with missing letters, use '.' to represent any missing letters::

$ ccxxv


To find a pair of words that cross on an unknown letter, use '+' to represent the crossing letter::

$ ccxxv u+cle

banana uncle

These commands use the default wordlist, `UKACD <>`_. To use a different
wordlist, pipe it to stdin::

$ echo xxx | ccxxv ...


Why the name?

CCXXV is 225 in Roman numerals. Crosswords typically occupy a 15x15 grid, 15x15 is 225 and Roman numerals are a common device in crosswords
(e.g. "Drink for about 50 notes (3)", ALE).


The default word list is UKACD 2009, Copyright (c) 2009 J Ross Beresford, All rights reserved.

This is a wordlist designed for crosswords, and contains commonly used phrases and Proper Nouns.

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, size & hash SHA256 hash help File type Python version Upload date (818.3 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Source None

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN SignalFx SignalFx Supporter DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page