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7X7(Borrowed words Puzzle)

Note : The main purpose of this puzzle is not just for someone to answer it, but I hope someone can also Tell what types of this puzzle is exactly,as you can see i just wrote the title with (Borrowed words Puzzle).And i think this puzzle not really hard to solving.

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                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7
                       8 X X X X X X X
                       9 X X X X X X X
                      10 X X X X X X X
                      11 X X X X X X X
                      12 X X X X X X X
                      13 X X X X X X X
                      14 X X X X X X X
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VERTICAL

  • (1) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. To turn into prose

  • (2) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Daughter of Latinus and Amata

  • (3) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Hasty glance

  • (4) Let not the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Oule, nor the Storke be heard.

  • (5.1) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Scrap, misunderstanding, difference

  • (5.2) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Built across a stream or river

  • (6.1) _ _. Identity verifiers

  • (6.2) _ _ _. Present indicative plural

  • (6.3) _ _. Second most populous city in the United States

  • (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Wax derived from ozokerite


HORIZONTAL

  • (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds

  • (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Needle shaped crystals of calcium oxalate

  • (10) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Too great a distance

  • (11.1) _ _ _ _. The assistant uses voice queries and a natural-language user interface to answer questions

  • (11.2) _ _ _. European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

  • (12) _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Second person singular

  • (13.1) _ _ _ _. Only national source for comparable and consistent financial information for Canadian universities

  • (13.2) _ _ _. American professional boxer

  • (14.1) _ _ _ _. Popular Indian actor born on 8 January 1986

  • (14.2) _ _ _ . Adult male
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Final grid

   PLASTIC
   RAPHIDE
   OVERFAR
   SIRIFRA
   INCEDES
   FIUCALI
   YASHMAN
 

Explanation of clues

(1) PROSIFY To turn into prose
(2) LAVINIA Daughter of Latinus and Amata
(3) APERCUS. Hasty glance
(4) Let not the SHRIECH Oule, nor the Storke be heard.
(5.1) TIFF. Scrap, misunderstanding, difference
(5.2) DAM. Built across a stream or river
(6.1) ID. Identity verifiers
(6.2) ARE. Present indicative plural
(6.3) LA. Second most populous city in the United States
(7) CERASIN. Wax derived from ozokerite
(8) PLASTIC. Synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds
(9) RAPHIDE. Needle shaped crystals of calcium oxalate
(10) OVERFAR. Too great a distance
(11.1) SIRI. The assistant uses voice queries and a natural-language user interface to answer questions
(11.2) FRA. European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
(12) INCEDES? Second person singular
(13.1) FIUC. Only national source for comparable and consistent financial information for Canadian universities
(13.2) ALI. American professional boxer
(14.1) YASH. Popular Indian actor born on 8 January 1986
(14.2) MAN. Adult male

Some errors, some suggestions:

(1), (6.1) - It is highly frowned upon to repeat words in your clue (even with slightly edited forms. PROSIFY and PROSE, for instance.
(3) - Tense error, APERCUS is plural.
(5.1), (5.2) - wrong enumeration
I don't get the clue for (12).

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    $\begingroup$ nice! All correct ,,and thanks about suggestion ,sorry about number 3 ,i don't know how to escape from using Apercus ,and number 12 INCEDES ,is latin word. $\endgroup$ – Q̞ī̯X̶͇͇͇͇͇͇͇͇͇͇͇͇͇̯̯̳̳͈͈͈͆͆ May 22 '18 at 0:25
  • $\begingroup$ Right, APERCUS is a fun word, it just had to be indicated as a plural (e.g. "Hasty glances"). Similarly non-English really should be indicated. Also, the tense really isn't sufficient for INCEDES - from Wiktionary, INCEDES is the second person singular of INCEDO, which means to march. So I guess a clue for INCEDES could be "In Latin, the word 'march' in 'You march'". But it's probably best to stay away from such words in the first place. $\endgroup$ – phenomist May 22 '18 at 0:38
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    $\begingroup$ Edit to add - since you're willing to take multiple words, it may be better to clue INCEDES as two words: IN and CEDES. $\endgroup$ – phenomist May 22 '18 at 2:18
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Answer

                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
                   8 P L A S T I C  
                   9 R A P H I D E  
                  10 O V E R F A R  
                  11 S I R I F R A  
                  12 I N C E D E S  
                  13 F I U C A L I  
                  14 Y A S H M A N  

Clue-by-clue explanation

  1. To turn into prose (7)

    PROSIFY.

  2. Daughter of Latinus and Amata (7)

    LAVINIA.

  3. Hasty glance (7)

    APERCUS.

  4. Let not the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Oule, nor the Storke be heard (7)

    SHRIECH.

5.1. Scrap, misunderstanding, difference (7, should be 4)

TIFF.

5.2. Built across a stream or river (7, should be 3)

DAM.

6.1. Identity verifiers (2)

ID.

6.2. Present indicative plural (3)

ARE.

6.3. Second most populous city in the United States (2)

LA.

  1. Wax derived from ozokerite (7)

    CERASIN.

  2. Synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds (7)

    PLASTIC.

  3. Needle shaped crystals of calcium oxalate (7)

    RAPHIDE.

  4. Too great a distance (7)

    OVERFAR.

11.1. The assistant uses voice queries and a natural-language user interface to answer questions (4)

SIRI.

11.2. European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

[FRA](European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights).

  1. Second person singular (7)

    INCEDES?

13.1. Only national source for comparable and consistent financial information for Canadian universities (4)

FIUC.

13.2. American professional boxer (3)

ALI.

14.1. Popular Indian actor born on 8 January 1986

YASH.

14.2. Adult male

MAN.

Feedback section

Some of the clues were way easier than others.

  • The first ones I solved were 2 (easily Googlable) and 14.2 (obvious).
  • 4, 11.2, 13.1 were also easily Googlable. 14.1 surprisingly wasn't.
  • 3 and 12 were basically impossible without a lot of letters already filled in.
  • 7 and 9 were also very hard, and not as Googlable as they looked. (I kept thinking 7 would be "paraffin", and wondering if "parafin" is a valid alternative spelling.)

It also feels as though a lot of the words were shoehorned in to fit into the word square you already had. It's possible to make word squares which feel much more natural, although of course a $7\times7$ one will always be challenging. CUBE UGLY BLUE EYES is a famous example, and I've easily created more in $4\times4$ and $5\times5$ size.

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