is the successor to the programs The Daily Crossword
(a PC-DOS program current from 1992 to 1994)
and Crossword Express
(a program with versions for Windows and Apple Macintosh, current from 1994 to 2009).
It has a wide range of features which allow you to create (both manually and automatically) the diverse range of puzzles
which you can see in the pictorial index below.
| Interactive puzzles Online
Most people are probably aware of the negative security issues involving Java Applets. In the future, the online interactive features of
Magnum Opus will be implemented by Web Applications created using HTML5 which is free of all such security problems. The first of these will
soon be released, and a prototype which presents a selection of six puzzles is included here for your entertainment.
A Sampler of Crossword Puzzles.
A total of 23 Web Applications are planned, and will be released as they become available.
MAGNUM OPUS has been updated to Version 20130513.
Released May 13, 2013
Below is a complete list of Magnum Opus puzzles. Each graphic image is a link to further information about the puzzle.
To get the full story, just click the image.
The program is written in the popular Java language which results in two significant advantages:-