Over on CrossCord, user NoahF had a fantastic idea for crossword construction: what if there were a Tinder-like interface for editing entries in your wordlist? An interface shows you a random word for your list and you edit its score by swiping, tapping, etc. User JayLow came up with the “Griddr” name for such a thing, and the idea sparked lots of interest and discussion.
Well, we’re never ones to let a good idea go by, so we built a very bare-bones version of such a thing, which you can check out in action here. Here’s what happens:
- You load your word list, which must be a text file where each line is of the form WORD;SCORE. Note that the word list is not uploaded to our servers, so your list is safe from prying eyes.
- The interface will show you 100 random entries from your list in a stack.
- You can swipe right on an entry to set its score to 80, or swipe left to set its score to 45.
- You can save your list at any time by clicking the button.