Pedagogical goals

Crisscross Words is designed to help students expand their vocabulary.

Teachers in all disciplines can use it to create fun, instructional activities that enhance students’ general and specialized vocabulary.

The tool lets teachers create word grids based on their own, custom-created dictionaries. Teachers can set a time limit for solving a grid and make hints available. Students can attempt the grids as many times as they want or save their progress to continue at another time.

Usage rights

Crisscross Words was conceived firstly to serve the needs of teachers and students of the Québec college network. It may, however, be used by anyone for educational, non-commercial purposes.

The Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD) allows websites to link to Crisscross Words but all redirections to pay sites are strictly forbidden. Citing the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique and the address of the site ( as the source is obligatory.

Commercial use

Any commercial use of Crisscross Words must be the subject of a specific agreement between the user and the CCDMD.

For more information, contact the CCDMD by email ( or by phone (514 873-2200).


Crisscross Words is a production of the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD).

Software design and programming

Robert Daniel Szczech

Graphic design

Christine Blais

Project manager

  • Sara Marcoux


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