On this site, you’ll find the first international virtual exhibition space for crossword art. We showcase the best-crafted American-style crossword puzzles made by the world’s leading crossword authors working in a variety of languages (with a focus on English, Italian, Spanish and German).
This site is being regularly updated with a goal to provide an inventory of all of the world’s leading crossword authors, ranked and featured. There are many puzzles available to all to play for free. Just click on a crossword author, then click on the puzzle numbers in blue. For full access, there is a subscription system. You can fill out the puzzles online with an easy, engaging interface. An ever-expanding world of crosswords is open to you!
Our website features a leaderboard system and various leagues in which you can advance if you are successful during the weekly competitions. Your statistics and streaks are tracked so you can monitor your progress and select new puzzles to tackle suitable to your level. The website works well on desktop and mobile, with one of the most popular approaches being to use it on an iPad, filling out the puzzles by hand with an Apple Pencil. You can even go “hands-free” and ask our software to read you the clues aloud and use dictation software to fill in your answers. Devarai offers a multidimensional experience, providing not only world-class puzzles but also a beautiful aesthetic and even custom-composed music from Devarai’s own record label, Nightdaisy.
Devarai’s unique approach is to showcase, for the first time, the crossword authors themselves, providing them with a platform to be the front men (and women) for their creations. In the Middle Ages, artists did not sign their work and their roles were largely anonymous. The art they created was important, but no one much bothered with the creators. The world of crosswords is largely similar today, but all that should change. During the Renaissance, the artists themselves came to the fore, with patrons wishing to commission a work by a specific artist, not just wanting a good version of the work. This is Devarai’s approach, lifting the art of the crossword puzzle out of the Middle Ages and launching a crossword Renaissance in which the authors are the stars. And you, the solvers, reap the benefits!