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.puz File Extension

Developer: Literate Software
File type: Across Lite Crossword Puzzle
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .puz. Files with the file extension .puz can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .puz files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .puz file?

Across Lite Crossword Puzzle files developed by Literate Software and categorized as game files since they refer to the electronic crossword puzzles users can play or print using Across Lite software. PUZ files contain only one puzzle users can fill out. The most common publication that provides PUZ files is the New York Times wherein premium subscribers can avail of free downloads; but there are also other publications using these files. These daily crossword puzzles contain apr0911-4.puz or dated file names. PUZ files are also saved in a proprietary format, meaning they cannot be opened without Across Lite. AcrossLite is crossword puzzle software which can run on ipad and software that allows users to solve crossword puzzles electronically. The software also provides users with crossword puzzles they can print if they don’t want to electronically solve these puzzles. AcrossLite runs on both Windows and MAC OS. Since this application is available for free download, users won’t have a hard time opening PUZ files.

how to open a .puz file?

Launch a .puz file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .puz file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .puz files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .puz file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .puz file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .puz file association errors

applications that open a .puz file

Literate Software Across Lite

Literate Software Across Lite

Across Lite is a game app developed by Literate Software LLC for crossword puzzle enthusiasts. It employs the portability of the iPad tablet to mimic the feel of conventional crossword puzzle solving on paper. The user interface even looks like the printed crossword puzzle. This app allows players to adjust the level of difficulty of every game. But to help every gamer complete the set, Literate Software also introduced the patent-pending SmartMove for easier scanning of the clue list. There are different modes of viewing the crossword layout: the keyboard and portrait. When switching to keyboard view, touching the icon at the bottom will show up a keyboard for easier inputting of answers. And when in portrait view, the clue list is displayed below the grid. Crosswords can be downloaded from anywhere on the Internet for offline gaming, provided they are in the Across Lite format.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .puz files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .puz. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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