Black Ink is a Mac application for solving crossword puzzles in the Across Lite format. Download puzzles from the web and solve them on your Mac.
Black Ink makes it easy to download free puzzles from sources on the Internet such as the Wall Street Journal and Chicago Reader, and can open "Across Lite" files from various other sources on the web. Unlike books or CD-ROMs that come with a limited selection, Black Ink puts you in charge of downloading the puzzles you love to solve. More Info »
Puzzles To Go
You still prefer to solve on paper? No problem. With Black Ink's sophisticated printing functionality, you can easily print out copies of any of the puzzles you download. Save up a week's worth to bring with you on your next vacation.
A Solver's Interface
Black Ink's user interface is the result of years of thoughtful evolution. Building on the strengths of MacXword, Black Ink adds live resizing, redesigned status markers, and a beautiful splash screen aimed at making your puzzle solving experience a joy.
For Beginner Or Pro
Beyond Black Ink's intuitive interface are countless features for the advanced solver. Jump instantly to any clue simply by typing its number. Right-click to enter multiple letters. Start a timer and get training for your next tournament!