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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Crossword

Post 1

Bluebottle

I finished writing this year's Christmas crossword smiley - biro – it'll be in smiley - thepost for Christmas (I must ask Dmitri when to send it insmiley - simpost).
No-one's seen the questions yet, but I've already had a couple of comments from a well-known h2g2 figure who is well known for their Crossword prowess and love of patterns.

"No 180-degree rotational symmetry; 2. Many entries don't have an optimal number of 'unches' (unchecked cells), and 3. quite a few 'double unches' (as at the end of 1A)."

Symmetry would definitely make writing it challenging. I think this year as I've finished I'll just have to embrace the chaos. People doing the crossword will just have to put up with an asymmetrical Enema.
As for the unches issue, the clues aren't intended to be difficult, so I don’t think the double, and even triple, unches will hinder solving the crossword.

In other news I picked up a couple of bargains in the second hand shop, including the 1984 film adaptation of '1984' and a couple of books by Ian (M) Banks.

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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Crossword

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Christmas issue is the 24th, I'll make it up on the 17th - so on or about the 11 December would be very convenient. smiley - smiley


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Post 3

SashaQ - happysad

I enjoy embracing the chaos indeed smiley - ok

This thread reminds me of a game I used to have on an old computer that included the ability to build crosswords by supplying a list of words (triple unches were very common in that). Your crosswords beat that no problem because you include clues for intersections to make the grids as dense as possible smiley - ok


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Post 4

Bluebottle

I had a game of Scrabble for my ZX Spectrum+.

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Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - biggrin


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