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.PUZ File Extension

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File Type 1Across Lite Crossword Puzzle

DeveloperLiterate Software
Popularity
3.3 (4 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Electronic crossword puzzle that can be played or printed using Across Lite software; contains a single puzzle that can be filled out by the user.

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PUZ files are provided by the New York Times and other publications. These files are typically made available as free downloads to premium subscribers. Daily crossword puzzles often have dated filenames, such as "apr0911-4.puz."

NOTE: Since PUZ files are saved in a proprietary format, they can only be opened with Across Lite, which is available as a free download.

Program(s) that open .PUZ files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Literate Software Across Lite
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Literate Software Across Lite
Updated 4/11/2011

File Type 2Packed Publisher File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
2.5 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryCompressed Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Compressed publication created by Microsoft Publisher's Pack and Go Wizard; shrinks a standard Publisher document, making it easier to tranfer to other computers.

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PUZ files can be expanded and opened using Unpack (Unpack.exe), which is included with Microsoft Publisher.

Program(s) that open .PUZ files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Unpack
Updated 6/16/2009