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Hangman Pro
Teacher's Favorite Hangman
Ortograf
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WordBiz
Wroble
WordBeGone
Word Find
Word Search Creator
CrossCards
Crazy Letters
Crypt550
QuoteDrop
Spell-O-Gram
Text Twist
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Icon Anagrams 2.4

Anagrams is a fast and friendly anagram generator for the Mac. The main design goal was to make it fun and easy to find interesting anagrams for any given text.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Andrew Trevorrow
  • Modification Date: June 28, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6 and higher
DownloadClassic PPCOS X PPC File Size: 339 Kb
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icon Black Ink 1.1.5

Black Ink makes it easy to download free puzzles from sources on the Internet such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Unlike books or CD-ROMs that come with a limited selection, Black Ink puts you in charge of downloading the puzzles you love the most. You still prefer to solve on paper? No problem. With Black Ink's sophisticated printing functionality, you can easily print out copies of any of the puzzles you download. Save up a week's worth and bring them on your next vacation!
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Author/Publisher: Red Sweater Software
  • Modification Date: December 11, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.4 MB
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Icon Boogle 4.2

Think your vocabulary doesn't suck? You have three minutes to prove it! Boogle tosses you a grid of twenty-five random letters and it's your job to create as many words, from adjacent letters, as you can before the timer goes off. Statistically speaking, Boogle is packed with features, including the BRI: the ultimate way to prove your lexical superiority! Sure, Boogle is fully Appearance-savvy, but you can also use custom Themes to improve the look of your game screen. Best of all, you can create your own full color Themes in any graphics program and share them with other players.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: C.DEV
  • Modification Date: December 22, 2004
  • Requirements: Mac OS X and Mac OS 7 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 2.1 MB
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 2 MB
Download680x0 File Size: 1.5 MB
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Icon Bookworm 1.0.5

Link letters and create words to feed the hungry, hungry Bookworm! But watch out for fiery red letters... they'll burn your library down!
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: PopCap Games
  • Modification Date: December 6, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 8.2 MB
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Icon Crazy Letters 1.3

Guess a word in up to five attempts. First suggest any word. Now the application indicates the letters that occur in the wanted word. Now, with this indications, you are ready to suggest a new word.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: MIHE-Software
  • Modification Date: August 1, 2004
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 93 Kb
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Icon CrossCards 3.1

Like the famed combination of peanut butter and chocolate, CrossCards takes two great elements, poker and Freeverse's X-Words, and makes them even better by combining them!
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Freeverse
  • Modification Date: June 21, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 14.3 MB
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 11.0 MB
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Icon Crossword Express 6.7a

Crossword Express has become the natural choice of professional crossword constructors, educators and hobbyists in over fifty countries around the world. Its speed of puzzle construction and breadth of features is unmatched by any other crossword program on the market today.
  • License: Demo, $35
  • Author/Publisher: AUS-PC-Soft
  • Modification Date: May 23, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X and Mac OS 7 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 1.0 MB
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 1.0 MB
Download680x0 File Size: 1.0 MB
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Icon Crossword Forge 7.1

Easily make interactive web, print, and pdf crossword puzzles and word search puzzles.
  • License: Shareware, $49
  • Author/Publisher: Sol Robots
  • Modification Date: February 22, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 11.2 MB
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Icon CrosswordMaster 1.1.2

CrosswordMaster is the premiere crossword creator for Mac OS X.
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Author/Publisher: Yin Yan Software
  • Modification Date: July 24, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 3.3 MB
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Icon Crossword Wizard 5.0

A crossword generator. Save as Static Internet Web page. Onscreen Player. Graphic backgrounds suggestive of your puzzle theme.
  • License: Shareware, $55, Lite Version $35
  • Author/Publisher: Rush Software
  • Modification Date: August 8, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 15.9 MB
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 3.1 MB
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icon Crypt550 0.5

Crypt550 is a simple program that can help you solve cryptograms, crosswords, and other word puzzles. What it does is returns a list of words that match a pattern. For example, if a cryptogram has the encrypted word such as "fgttw", inputing this word will return all words that match that pattern, including one like "hello".
All patterns are typed in as a string into the text field at the top of the window. There are several different things that can be used:
1. Letters
The most basic thing is pure letters. For example, typing in "hello" will only return one word, "hello". There is not much to do with just letters.
2. Wild Cards
Wild Cards signify that that particular character can be anything. The character used to represent this is a dash ("-"). For example, typing "--" will return all two letter words, while typing "a-" will return all two letter words that start with a, like "an" and "as".
3. Replacing Characters
Replacing Characters are used for signiffing patterns, such as those in cryptograms. Numbers ("0" to "9") are used for this. An example would be "0110", where the first and last character are the same, and the two middle characters are also the same (also, the character that "0" represents can't be the same as the one "1" represents). This would return "sees".
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Five Fifty Software
  • Modification Date: July 17, 2002
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 1.4 MB
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Icon Cryptogrammer 1.1.2

Cryptogrammer encodes a randomly selected quote into a cryptogram and allows you to solve it on your Mac. You can now enter your own cryptograms in addition to solving computer-generated ones. A cryptogram is a word puzzle in which a quotation, saying, or witticism has been encoded by substituting every letter with another letter. Your job is to figure out which cipher letters represent which plaintext letters to solve the cryptogram. A letter can represent any letter except itself, and no letter represents or is represented by more than one cipher letter in a given cryptogram. In addition, a letter never represents the letter that represents it - that is, if A represents B, B doesn't represent A.
  • License: Shareware, Flexible $5
  • Author/Publisher: Lawrence V. Snyder
  • Modification Date: September 3, 1996
  • Requirements: 680x0
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 100 Kb
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Icon CryptoQuote 1.5

CryptoQuote is a word puzzle game which contains hundreds of quotes!
CryptoQuote makes solving these puzzles fun and easy by taking advantage of your Mac to provide features which make it easier than working on paper!
  • License: Shareware, $5
  • Author/Publisher: John Haney
  • Modification Date: March 8, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 833 Kb
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Icon Hangman Pro 2.1

Hangman Pro is a fun, secretly-educational, non-violent, colorful, soundful, expandable word-guessing game. This game is educational fun for the whole family and includes dozens of built-in categories, unlimited custom categories and much more.
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Author/Publisher: Ken Winograd
  • Modification Date: February 26, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6 and higher
DownloadClassic PPCOS X PPC File Size: 1.4 MB
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Icon KrossWordz 1.8.4

KrossWordz is a simple yet powerful crosswords client for Mac OS X. It can open any crosswords puzzle saved in the Across Lite puzzle format. It also offers to download daily puzzles from several online sources. All of that in a clean and intuitive aqua interface.
  • License: Shareware, $8
  • Author/Publisher: Jerome Foucher
  • Modification Date: December 1, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 375 Kb
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Icon LexiCastle 1.07

Build your vocabulary while building magnificent castles! In this fun word search game, you link adjoining letter blocks to create words and score huge points! The higher the points, the faster you will construct your castles!
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Blippy Games
  • Modification Date: October 28, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 5.7 MB
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Icon Ortograf 1.2

To play Scrabble® on your Macintosh. Play against the computer or among friends. Ortograf has several game options and an integrated dictionary of all valid Scrabble ® words. Challenging and easy to use, it will give you hours of fun.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Gilles Blanchette
  • Modification Date: February 11, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.0 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 1.1 MB
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icon QuoteDrop 1.0

QuoteDrop is a fun word puzzle where you decode interesting quotes by dropping letters into place.
  • License: Shareware, $5
  • Author/Publisher: John Haney
  • Modification Date: July 27, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.0 MB
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icon Scrabble 1.0.1.4

The classic way to spell word game fun is now the ultimate way to spell fast fun for the entire family. Play against one of eight challenging computer opponents or take on your friends and family in four different game modes. Play the way you remember in Classic mode, race against the clock in Blitz, climb to the top in a Tournament, or set up a Custom Tournament and play Scrabble your way! Innovative and helpful features like Best Play, Hints, and The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary allow SCRABBLE fans of all skill levels to join in the fun. A family favorite for generations of gamers, you've never seen Scrabble like this before!
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: GameHouse
  • Modification Date: July 2, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 11.8 MB
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icon Spell-O-Gram 1.4.1

This application includes a built-in, default word list of over 29,000 words (4 to 8 letters). Spell-O-Gram is a word game with a purpose and a twist. You can think of it as flash card practice with scrambled words.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: CSoM
  • Modification Date: November 26, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.9 MB
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Icon Teacher's Favorite Hangman 4.4

Teacher's Favorite Hangman is a fun way for students to practice spelling and aides in learning definitions too. Teachers and parents can make sure that children are learning terms that match up with their classroom studies by making custom dictionary files that include words and definitions.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Fast Rabbit Software, LLC
  • Modification Date: August 11, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 9.0 MB
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icon Text Twist 1.0.2

How many words do you know? Make as many words as you can with the letters you're given. Use all your letters to make a word and you'll move on to the next round. If you get stuck, just click on Twist for a hint. Don't worry, we've already thought of all the words. You just have to tell us what they are!
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: GameHouse
  • Modification Date: December 9, 2002
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 1.0 MB
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Icon WordBeGone 1.1.8

Word Search... and Destroy! Swap letters to build words, then cross out words to remove them from the board. You must plan ahead to build longer words with the fewest swaps. If you're really clever you can clear the board.
For a livelier challenge try the fast-paced Beat the Clock mode! Letter swaps won't cost you any points but you only have 12 seconds to cross out each valid word.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Matt Diamond
  • Modification Date: May 28, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 6.3 MB
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Icon WordBiz 1.8

The best place to play live online scrabble ! The ISC is the best place on the Internet to play Scrabble in a relaxed friendly environment. You can compete at your own level in English, French, Romanian, Italian, or Dutch while meeting new people and making friends from around the world. WordBiz is a Java program that allows you to play scrabble on ISC server using a graphical interface.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: www.isc.ro
  • Modification Date: April 21, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X and Mac OS 9
DownloadClassic PPCOS X PPC File Size: 301 Kb
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Icon Word Breaker 1.0.1

Word Breaker is one of the best word based games available. Advance levels by guessing a hidden 5-letter word which the computer has chosen. Detailed graphics, scoring and a 3000 word dictionary make Word Breaker fun and challenging. Also includes automatic letter marking, game saving, a high scores list, and built-in instructions.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Bob Uskali
  • Modification Date: October 31, 1994
  • Requirements: 680x0 or PPC
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 167 Kb
Icon Word Find 1.5

Word Find is a program that creates Word Find puzzles. You know, those things made of several words hidden in a matrix of letters. Some people call them "Word Search" puzzles.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Brett Helbig
  • Modification Date: September 21, 1998
  • Requirements: 680x0 or PPC
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 155 Kb
icon WordOMatic 1.3.6

WordOMatic is puzzle style word search game. Rearrange the letters by sliding rows to form words across or down. The words created are removed and replaced with fresh letters. As letters grow old, they change color; The object of the game is to use all available letters before they become void.
  • License: Shareware, $20 (1 hour trial)
  • Author/Publisher: Shoecake Games
  • Modification Date: December 30, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.4 MB
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Icon WordsCrosser 2.0.4

At the beginning, The Wordscrosser was designed for my mother who was doing crossed words for her pupils. It let you create crossed words quickly and easily. The Wordscrosser let you insert some texts (for instance, a title) and some pictures. For the clues, you just have to enter them, the software will do the work for you.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Julien Salort
  • Modification Date: December 12, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 870 Kb
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Icon Word Search Creator 2.5

* Create Word Search puzzles of different shapes, sizes and difficulty.
* Do the word searches directly on your computer.
* Print the puzzles (and the solutions) so you can do the word searches the old fashioned way.
* Create your own word lists.
* Save partially completed puzzles so you can come back to them and finish them later.
* Reset puzzles so your friends or family can do the same puzzle.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: KKT Software
  • Modification Date: January 31, 2004
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 3.3 MB
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Icon Wordsmith 1.4

Wordsmith is an entertaining word-forming game. Form words up to seven letters long before the time expires, or enjoy more relaxing play in practice mode. Use wilds and letters to form words as fast as you can. Create words with bonus letters for additional points. Get more points by forming words five, six, and seven letters long. Use the hot buttons at the bottom, to shuffle tiles, drop your hand, or automatically create words.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Dracosoft
  • Modification Date: July 13, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.5 MB
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Icon wordSword 1.0


A Sword for Words!
Four different modes: anagrams, crosswords, dictionary, thesaurus
* find letter patterns and solve crosswords
* solve jumbled words
* find anagram words and phrases
* lookup definitions and synonyms
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Author/Publisher: Rob Steward, Inc.
  • Modification Date: February 25, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 7.4 MB
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Icon Wroble 1.0

This is a word puzzle game like the well known Scrabble word game. Place letters on the board and try to make the score as high as possible. Play against 1 to 3 players or computer players. Words that are being added during the game will be saved to the word file.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Gaspro
  • Modification Date: May 6, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 1.1 MB
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