To all the adventurous crossword enthusiasts, let me introduce you to Lexahedron

A short demonstration of version 1.556. There are several other Lexahedron videos if you’re interested

Crossword Gameplay, Cubed

Why should you remain constrained by the limitations of two dimensions? Why not project a crossword puzzle onto a cube to create a new experience for solvers and constructors? With a game play that is both familiar and unique, it’s a welcome change of pace for the seasoned, and a break from tradition for young Turks.

It's Unique but Familiar

If you’d like to give Lexahedron a test run, download it and let us know what you think in the forums. It was originally built as a side-project and, as such, has some weaknesses. However, it’s in the process of redevelopment and real-world input from the community is valuable.

Needed: Daring Constructors

If you are interested in trying to construct a Lexahedron puzzle, get started here. You may find it a little different from what you’re used to, but we think you’ll enjoy the new challenge. There’s also a group in the forums devoted to construction questions.

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Contribute Questions, Ideas & Conversation

Interested in this project? Do you have some free time to play and experiment? We want your constructive feedback. If you have expertise that could be applied to the development efforts, we are open sourcing the whole project and welcome contributors. The development of Lexahedron is active and dependent upon the interest, input, and encouragement from smarty-pants people like you. So get involved.

Who's behind this?

John Conrad is a semi-retired physicist with a background in plasma physics and ion beam modification of materials. Since 1997, he has had 10 puzzles published in the New York Times. In 2008, John pointed a plasma ion cannon at a crossword puzzle and sent it into the future. What came back is Lexahedron.