Alex Boisvert recently posted about the release of the Crossword Nexus HTML5 Solver that he co-developed with Alex Shpak. I haven’t experimented with the software yet though I am impressed with work that Alex has done in the past and receptive to his ruminations on the future of digital formats for puzzles. I hadn’t considered installing a online solver on this blog. I personally prefer to solve puzzles offline, but I’m curious to learn how others feel. How do you prefer to solve crossword puzzles from online sources? As printouts, in offline applications such as XWord or Across Lite, or in on-line solving apps?