What is a Crossword Puzzle Maker?

Crossword Puzzle Maker Job Description

Crossword puzzle makers are responsible for devising and creating crossword puzzles. They may be employed by a newspaper, magazine, website or other publication, or they may work as freelancers.



Typical Job Duties

• Devise and create crossword puzzles by drawing form, setting up numbered blank squares for insertion of words, and black squares to complete design

• Fit words into blank areas

• Compose short definitions of words which are numbered to corresponding definitions

• Prepare puzzle key by setting up completed puzzle

• May originate puzzles for specific purposes, such as advertisements or holiday specialties



Scholarships for Becoming a Crossword Puzzle Maker

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Crossword Puzzle Maker. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our English Scholarships and Mathematics Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Crossword Puzzle Maker. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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