The price depends on size of the puzzle, amount of theme material you’re looking for, level of difficulty, and turnaround time required. If you want something very specific for a particular person, it will take me much more time than if you just want a simple puzzle for a magazine, for instance. Similarly, 15x15 puzzles are easier to make than 21x21 grids.
Prices range from $200-$1000, depending on what you’re looking for. Please contact me for a quote!
How many of my specific words can you fit in a puzzle?
I make New York Times-style puzzles. Please note that not every entry in the grid will relate to your subject. For a standard 15x15 puzzle, the longest 3-5 entries will be theme-related. (For a 21x21 grid, that can be 5-8 entries). I will work with you to create a theme set that you are happy with before moving on to the grid.
For a deluxe puzzle, I will create a custom word list to help me squeeze as many personalized entries as I can into the grid besides the theme entries. All of this will require a back-and-forth over email, and your help answering questions about your theme or the person you’re honoring.
I ask for a 50% down payment before starting, and will send you the files you need after receiving a full payment. I’ll be checking in with you at every step of the way, and I won’t ask for the full payment until you are satisfied with the product.