File Extension Library

.PUZ File Extension

  • Developer by: Literate Software
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .PUZ file?

.PUZ file extension is created by Literate Software. .PUZ has been classified as Game Files.

.PUZ is Across Lite Crossword Puzzle

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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Across Lite Crossword Puzzle
Literate Software Across Lite
Literate Software Across Lite
File Type 2:

Packed Publisher File

Developer by: Microsoft Category: Compressed Files

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

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

How to Open .PUZ file on different platforms

Open .PUZ File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PUZ
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PUZ file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PUZ files" Press "Ok"

Open .PUZ File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PUZ file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PUZ File on Linux

Right click on the .PUZ file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PUZ File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PUZ file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PUZ File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PUZ files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PUZ files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PUZ files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PUZ file format
  2. You need to check the .PUZ file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)