QL Crossword

QL Crossword was a program by B. Otridge, supplied on two microdrive cartridges.

It is a program designed to assist in the solving of crosswords, but can also be used to create them.

Facilities included the ability to move from clue to clue, enter and delete answers, as well as routines for generating anagrams and searching the supplied 12500 word dictionary.

Unfortunately, both cartridges we have seen are corrupt.

This also appears to have been advertised in the August 1985 edition of QL User by Quality Leader Software.

This was said to be supplied on two microdrive cartridges and has the following features:

  • Aids crossword solving with powerful dictionary search and anagram generation facilities
  • Commands by single keystroke with help screens
  • Telegraph and Times crosswords fit in grid up to 15 by 15
  • Configurable for disk drives and extra microdrives
  • Dictionary contains 12,500 words and is expandable
  • Unlimited creation, storage and retrieval of crossword files


Title: QL Crossword
Language: Unknown
Author: B. Otridge
Publisher: B. Otridge (?) and Quality Leader Software
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: Sinclair QL
Commercial Status: Unknown
Price as at Augustr 1985: £12
Reviews: Unknown
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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