Personalized Puzzles

One of the services that I provide is the construction of a Personalized Crossword Puzzle.

If you are like me, sometimes you run out of ideas on what to give someone as a gift.  How many gift cards does a person need?  Although, I do like receiving those.

If you have a friend, family member, or co-worker that loves solving crossword puzzles, a personalized puzzle may be something to consider.

You might be asking yourself, how does this work.

Well, here are the steps:

  1. Send me an email with as much information about the person you can think of (hobbies, family members, jobs they have had, favorite food, favorite sports teams, pets, etc). 
  2. I will create a sample puzzle with as many of the theme words that I can 'fit'. The remaining words will be common crossword words.  The person receiving the puzzle should be familiar with those words (since, they are someone who loves solving crosswords).
  3. After I complete the sample puzzle, I will email you the sample puzzle grid.
  4. If you like my work, we will work out the payment terms.  A lot of people are using PayPal these days, but a check also works.
  5. Once I receive payment, I will email you a link to an online puzzle.   The online puzzle will also have a PDF link so that anyone can optionally print out a hard copy of the puzzle.
Since the puzzle can be solved online, you may also want to send me web-page links that the solver can access as they solve the puzzle. Example:  If they like the Steelers, I can suggest they click a link to access a Steeler website   This can make their solving experience a lot of fun.

You probably want to know what the above costs.  Well, it is a very time consuming process.  It may take several weeks for me to create the puzzle.  So, I do charge $75.00 for a puzzle.

A less costly alternative is what is know as a freeform puzzle.  These puzzles are not symmetrical.  They can be just as fun for the solver though.  The process works the same as what is described above.  I will work with you on the 'clues' and any web-page links.  The cost for a freeform puzzle is $35.00.  Click here for a sample freeform puzzle.  The freeform puzzle was created for a Dr. who wanted a gift to give his mom for Mother's Day.

Please email with any questions you may have.

I also provide puzzles for businesses and publications.