I think the set-up of the crossword templates is a good one, and easy to work with. Apart from the box that people have mentioned here, I don't think anything really needs to be revised. Yes, it would be nice to get a message when it goes online, but it's also not such a big deal to check the queue when you have a crossword in it.
My two cents, anyway. As Skunkee says, the more practise, the easier it gets!