qxw [options] [file]


This manual page briefly documents the qxw command.

Qxw is a program that can help you create and publish crosswords, from the simplest blocked grid to sophisticated thematic puzzles. It can make rectangular-, hexagonal- or circular-format grids with blocks, bars or both. It has an automatic grid-filling facility that can handle a wide range of answer treatments and you can even add your own answer treatment methods. Grids can be filled using letters, digits, or a mixture of both. Qxw can produce output in a range of formats ready for publication.

The optional argument is the name of a crossword description file in Qxw's native format to load at start-up.



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Load specified dictionary at start-up. The option may be repeated to load multiple dictionaries.

This program also accepts the standard GTK options.



The program is documented more fully at <>.


Qxw was written by Mark Owen.

This manual page was written by Mark Owen <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).