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A free crossword editor

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Palabra is a free crossword editor with a focus on professional crossword development.

Please look at for updated installation instructions!


Palabra 0.1.5 provides a basic crossword editor with the following features:

  • Store puzzles in the open XPF crossword file format (see ).

  • Export to PDF and PNG.

  • Various grid editing options, such as symmetry, adding and removing rows/columns, and moving content left/right/up/down.

  • Adding and editing of clues.

  • View puzzle properties, such as statistics and metadata.

  • Visual warnings for unchecked cells, consecutive unchecked cells and two-letter words.

  • Insert words using the default wordlist of Ubuntu (/usr/share/dict/words). Future versions will allow you to configure wordlists yourself.


Development takes place at

If you’re interested in helping out then send me an email (see contact details below).

If you have found a bug or if you have a suggestion then please create a new issue at so we can all keep track of it.

Please look at for updated installation instructions!

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