But there's still a greater aesthetic value to doing crossword puzzles with pen and paper. Not only that, you can do them much faster on paper than you can with any system I've seen on a computer, online or otherwise. Obviously the reason many of us are solving cryptograms in under 20 seconds is because if we type one "B," all "Bs" are filled in. If that were the case with crossword puzzles, that would be cheating; the computer would be doing the thinking for us. I can do a 15x15 grid in as little as 3 minutes with pen and paper, but it takes me at least 7 minutes on computer, having to type, point and click and use the arrows. Maybe someday there'll be a better system.