is the successor to the programs The Daily Crossword
(a PC-DOS program current from 1992 to 1994)
and Crossword Express
(a program with versions for Windows and Apple Macintosh, current from 1994 to 2009).
It creates not only Crossword puzzles (Standard and Freeform), but also all of the following:- Acrostic, Akari, Domino, Doublet, Fillomino,
Futoshiki, Gokigen, Kakuro, Kendoku, Ladderword, Letterdrop, Minesweeper, Pyramidword, Roundabouts, Sikaku, Slitherlink, Sudoku, Tatami, Tents,
It is written in the popular Java language which means that it will run equally well on Windows, Macintosh and Linux. Also, since it uses the
Unicode character set, puzzles can be made in virtually any language.
And another thing that will be of interest to you ... Magnum Opus is FREE!
A total of 23 Web Applications are planned, and will be released as they become available. When they are released, they will be able
to be exported from the Magnum Opus Application program which is expected to be updated every two to three months.
The following table shows thumbnail graphics for the 22 puzzle types currently supported by Magnum Opus, and the two links associated with each
of these thumbnails will lead you to a Tutorial video showing the steps involved in creating a simple puzzle, and to an illustrated Description
of the characteristics of that puzzle type.