Creating a Crossword Puzzle Using Excel 1. Choose 10 of your vocabulary words from Excel Chapter 1, 2, & 3, and write them in the table below along with their definition. There is an example on the board. Microsoft Excel – A spreadsheet program that allows you to organize data and create charts. 2. Using a sheet of paper, draw out a crossword puzzle. Spend some time thinking about the best way for your puzzle to look.