These crosswords are free and are not copyrighted. Neither I, nor the guest setters, have received any money from their
being published here. Therefore I have absolutely no objection at all to their being used in small printed publications (NOT
other websites). Indeed I am flattered that so many people want to use the puzzles. I do however ask that the following four
conditions be observed:
- That these puzzles are only used in publications that do not usually pay their contributors. In other words, I am more
than happy for them to be used in parish magazines, charity publications, student papers and the like, but do not wish to
be an easy supply for professional newspaper editors who want to do things on the cheap!
- That the name/pseudonym of the setter is clearly printed with each crossword you use. My own puzzles should appear as
"Set by Alberich"; if you use the guest setters' puzzles, please give their names/pseudonyms too.
- That the address of this website www.freecrosswords.net is clearly identified as the source of the puzzle(s).
- Finally, I ask that you do NOT use my puzzle 28. It contains a personal message and I would prefer it to appear here only.
Obviously the lack of copyright means that I can't enforce any of the above, but I hope that a sense of fair play will
prevail here. I'd also be grateful if you would let me know which puzzles you use and a little about your publication.
Please bear in mind that I add puzzles
as and when I can - but I prefer quality to quantity and
therefore don't add them at any given time. Hence I would
advise that you may well run out of puzzles if your
publication appears often. In addition I would suggest that
you try these puzzles yourself before using them. Some of them
are very esoteric and may well not be particularly suitable
for your readership. You may find these
more suitable - they are unused leftovers from my agency work and very simple in comparison with those in My Puzzles and most
of those in Guest Puzzles.
If you have any questions about using these puzzles please don't hesitate to contact me via the Feedback page.