The free crossword maker has a database with words and clues. When you type a word and this is found in the database, it will provide you the clue. You can always override this clue and write your own.
In the Game description you can give instructions for solving the puzzle. But you can leave it empty.
In the Clue description you can type a text about the theme of the puzzle. You can leave it empty if the puzzle doesn't have a specific theme.
Saving the crossword puzzles
You can click on the 'download crossword puzzle' button, this will download a printable pdf file with the puzzle. This you can print and use it in the classroom. You can also click on the button 'Download Excel'. This will download an excel file with all the words, clues, title and descriptions. The benefit of having the excel file is that you can upload the file in other games, like the word search maker. You can practice the same vocabulary in other word games. You can create a library of all word puzzles, which you can use every year over and over again. Besides this you can upload the excel file and make changes in the puzzle, which you cannot do in the printable pdf file.
You can choose not to print the puzzle, but let your students solve your crossword puzzle online. Click on the 'Download Excel' button. This will give you your puzzle in an Excel file. Let your students go to the 'online games' (you can find this in the menu) section and choose for 'Crossword Online'. There they can upload your excel and solve the crossword puzzle on the computer or tablet.
When you create your own crossword puzzle, I will save your puzzle. If the puzzle is suitable for other users, I will add your crossword puzzle to the game list, so other people can use it in the crossword puzzle maker.