A Ladderword Puzzle consists of a number of rows of cells having the following form:- FLIER T TRIFLE E FERTILE It is easy to see that the second word is an anagram of the first word plus the first single letter. Similarly, the third word is an anagram of the second word plus the second single letter. When a number of such lines are collected together into a puzzle, the single letters combine to form two vertical Anchor words which are normally related by a common theme.
The following graphics show a LADDERWORD puzzle in the Crossword Express Build screen and a PNG graphic file produced by the program's print function, showing the complete puzzle. See also a full size version of a PDF file showing the complete puzzle.
The key features of the Crossword Express Ladderword Construction function are as follows:-