How do you make a crossword puzzle?

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First, choose the words you want to have in your crossword puzzle. They can be related if you want your puzzle to have a certain theme, but it doesn't need one. Then arrange your words so that the words that have letters in common overlap at that letter. Number the beginnings of each word (have "across" words and "down" words) and write a clue for each one. Then arrange your puzzle on grid paper, leaving a box for each letter of each word. Don't actually write the letters in, since someone needs to solve it! Shade in the unused parts of the grid, and give the grid and the clues to someone so they can solve it.

I've heard that there are websites you can use to make your own crossword puzzles, which would make my entire paragraph up there pretty pointless (except for the part about coming up with the words). I don't have a link to any of those websites, though. Does anyone else?

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