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I was recently trying to recreate a crossword puzzle based off of a picture of half the puzzle and the answer key. I found it to be very enjoyable. Is this a thing? Is there anywhere that I can find reverse crossword puzzles that are designed to be "solved" this way?

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  • $\begingroup$ i dont know if i should mention it or not but if you are satisfied by any answer then you should tick it as 'correct'. $\endgroup$
    – manshu
    Feb 21, 2016 at 21:25
  • $\begingroup$ @manshu Each answer only addresses half of the question. Unless one of them updates their answer to include the other's, I can't accept. $\endgroup$
    – ibid
    Feb 21, 2016 at 21:33

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Sounds like you may be interested in diagramless crosswords.

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This is what they look like: you get clues, but no grid to work with.

Here's a guide on how to solve them, and here's one from the 2011 MIT Mystery Hunt (with an added twist once it's solved!)

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  • $\begingroup$ My "puzzle" had the actual answers, not just the clues, but the concept is the same. However, I am more of looking for a puzzle solely involving the logistics of getting the words to fit, rather than solving the clues. $\endgroup$
    – ibid
    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:31
  • $\begingroup$ @ibid: I don't think that's common, but this MIT puzzle involved that. (Before that step, you had to play a Tetris-style game.) $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:35
  • $\begingroup$ If any of these diagramless crosswords have answers to the clues written in a place which doesn't show the finished puzzle, than it would do the trick. $\endgroup$
    – ibid
    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:45
  • $\begingroup$ @ibid: None that I'm aware of. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:46
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I think this is most commonly given the extremely creative moniker of fill-in puzzle. You are given an empty crossword grid and have to fill in the provided words.

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  • $\begingroup$ Great, so I'm looking for diagramless fill-in puzzles. $\endgroup$
    – ibid
    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:27

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