Crossword Express is a program that allows you to quickly create tailored crossword puzzles. In the main menu you have many different functions to choose from. You can select between making standard puzzles, creating 'classroom' puzzles, and 'special interest' puzzles, which can have user-specified word-lists. You can also create specific dictionaries and edit their contents to include hints which can help your users solve your puzzles more easily.
When you create a standard puzzle you can choose from a selection of grids or invent a new one. You can start writing words in columns and lines and ask for suggestions when you are not sure which words fit the space available. There is also the possibility to solve a crossword if you feel like playing.
Also interesting are the tools that find matching words, anagrams, contained words and container words. They make it fun to play with words alone or with others and you can add the latest idioms and definitions to the dictionary so you'll always be totally up-to-date.
Having said that, the application's design leaves a lot to be desired, as not all the buttons are very clear. Also, finding your way around the program's different features can be tricky.
Despite some design flaws, Crossword Express is a fun program to share with friends, and which can also help you increase your vocabulary.