# Emoji crossword

As part of celebration for reaching a score of 1000, I have decided to start making puzzles from now on. Now, I know this is not a very hard puzzle. I will start off making some simple puzzles, then gradually (hopefully) learn to make complex ones. With this in mind, I would really love for the newbies to have a chance to solve this. I remember scouting this site for a soluble yet unanswered puzzle for week or more before I found a chance to answer one.

TLDR
I would like to keep this puzzle open for newbies (1-100 rep) for a while before other experienced puzzlers can answer this. I will not say others should not/cannot answer, I only request those with higher reps to please wait for a while before answering. But I will gladly welcome any suggestions/improvements from everyone. Thank you :)

Now for the puzzle itself. For my first puzzle, I have created a crossword for which the clues are in the form of Whatsapp emojis.

NOTE:
Thanks to many of the higher rep folks who I know would have loved to answer but didn't. We had many new folks answering and I loved that! :D I have accepted @prog_SAHIL's answer as he was the first to get all words right. But I would definitely encourage anyone looking to upvote his answer to also upvote other's answers along with his! Great job everyone :)

• Since newcomers that already have an account on another SE site usually start with 100 rep (association bonus), you should widen your newbie restriction to 0-200 rep. – xhienne Aug 24 '18 at 8:29
• Agree with @xhienne. That said, I think this is a nice idea. – jafe Aug 24 '18 at 9:31
• Although I have been a member of the Puzzling Stack Exchange for several months, I have been mostly active for only about a month or so. That being said, what does TLDR mean? (Also, nice puzzle, though. I can't upvote because I have reached my daily voting limit and can vote again in $14$, so I favourited instead.) $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ :D – user477343 Aug 24 '18 at 9:40
• Too Long Don’t Read – Rohit Jose Aug 24 '18 at 9:45
• @user477343 TLDR (or TL;DR) stands for "too long; didn't read" and is usually used to indicate a summary of a wall of text. – EightAndAHalfTails Aug 24 '18 at 9:46

Solved,

3 Across - LIQUOR (Credits to Stefanto)
4 Across - NEURONS
6 Across - FARM
7 Across - SKIN
1 Down - ASLEEP
2 Down - POLAR
5 Down - SPORTS
6 Down - FUNCTION

Some artwork,

• All right, just need to get 6 Down! – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 15:55
• @nikki, Can you check now? – prog_SAHIL Aug 24 '18 at 16:06
• It's great to read then answer (I dont "work" on weekends ;-) but I cannot fond any reason why 6 down is FUNCTION – Stefanto Aug 27 '18 at 7:08
• @Stefanto Function refers to a "gathering". – prog_SAHIL Aug 27 '18 at 12:01

I think that

Across 5 is sports
Across 6 is farm
Across 4 is neurons (Again Stephanto)
Across 3 is liquor (Thanks to Stephanto)
Down 2 is polar (Also thanks to Stephanto)
Down 1 is snores (More Stephanto)

• 5 down has 6 letters – JonMark Perry Aug 24 '18 at 8:28
• Oh sorry, I was looking at 4 across – Rohit Jose Aug 24 '18 at 8:39
• How would the 'V' fit in 7 across? – prog_SAHIL Aug 24 '18 at 15:37
• You have 6 of them correct! I had something else in mind for Down 1, but I can accept yours. Down 1 is a little off :/ – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 15:53
• Please make sure to use rot 13 to encode your answers when commenting. But apart from that, great answer, you have my +1 :) – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 17:20

This is my attempt, but I hardly believe it is correct:

1. BEAUTY. Beauty sleep.

2. ENDED. Bears hibernate during the winter, and when they do, their typical lives would have ended for the time being.

3. DRINKS.

4. STUDIES. Studies about the brain, for instance.

5. SPORTS.

6. PARTYING (ACROSS) and PETS / PEST (ACROSS, and going with the latter).

7. This is the stuff-up. My closest is INTUIT SUIT, as the senses suit everyone (?); they are highly convenient. I could also come up with SH$\ast$$\ast$, but that is not very appropriate.

Here is the entire crossword:

(Added an effect because I think it looks cool.)

2. (DOWN) = RADAR since when bears hibernate, they can become off the radar for a while.

Based on what the OP commented below, I think 1. (DOWN) = ASLEEP.

The OP also mentioned that SPORTS was correct, but that was the only one correct, so leaving that there, I think 4. (ACROSS) = NEURONS. (However, I find that the Puzzling Stack Exchange does not consider that a word, at least for me that is...)

Assuming 6. (ACROSS) = FARM, I think 6. (DOWN) = FAVORITE because the emojis could be dancing to their favorite song(s) or style of music? They seem to really be enjoying themselves! one of the following four words. (I have included four and not picked one to not risk constantly editing my answer, which is also in a comment below.)

• FIGURINE — the dancing emojis could be action figures (?);

• FINALIST — the emojis could represent dance finalists in a show/audition;

• FEASTING — the emojis might be dancing for a feast of some kind; or

• FIREBIRD — there is an actual dance called the Firebird by Stavinsky which the lady emoji might be dancing to!

For the remaining words left, I have kept 3. (ACROSS) the same because I can't think of another word that fits... but I think 7. (ACROSS) = SKIN. That is my best bet. It might not be correct, but it is better than SUIT.

Oh, finally! I think I got it this time. (If I haven't, then I will look at the other answers, including the accepted one, because I haven't done that either!) I have included what I got correct in my new answer and what I did not. The comment section below this answer shows how I got up to this stage. [To OP:] Please make more of these crosswords (emoji or not)! :D

1. ASLEEP.

2. POLAR (thanks to the hint below).

3. LIQUOR (thanks to the hint below, but how did I not think of this?).

4. NEURONS.

5. SPORTS.

6. FARM (ACROSS) and FUNCTION (DOWN) (thanks to the hint below... otherwise, I would've killed myself trying to uncover this word).

7. SKIN (thank God this word contains only $4$ letters).

• That’s cool how you completed it, but I think some stuff is a bit off, like pest is probably farm – Rohit Jose Aug 24 '18 at 10:39
• You can use my answer is you want, and just credit me, but also it’s still amazing how you completed the crossword with actual words though – Rohit Jose Aug 24 '18 at 10:43
• You only got 5 Down right. You arrived at the answer for 1 Down and then overshot it! But cool effect! :P – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 15:54
• You are right about 1 Down. But not about 2 Down or 6 Down. I tried my best to avoid words that have different spellings across countries :P – nikki Aug 25 '18 at 5:13
• I'll give you a hint for 6 Down: Gur jbeq vf nyfb hfrq va cebtenzzvat. And for 2 Down: Gur svefg rzbwv vf na nqwrpgvir sbe gur frpbaq bar. Just take the clue literally for 2 Down, it's very simple, I feel you're looking very deeply into it – nikki Aug 26 '18 at 4:42

may i suggest the following

6 down : FEASTING (is that proper English ??) as it looks like it is all about a FEAST

Next try is

7 across : SKIN, as it is what could be missing to have a complete face

and I also would keep

6 across : FARM

I would change

3 across : LIQUOR

2 down : POLAR

I could keep

5 down : SPORTS eventhough there are too many ladies shown...

But it doesnt fit with

1 down : SNORES 4 across : NEURONE

So i try

5 down : (sporting) EVENTS

• You've got most of them right! Keep what you could keep and look at @prog_SAHIL's answer for 4 Across! Just need to get 6 Down! – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 15:58
• I see that a lot of people referenced your answers, great work! You have my +1 :) – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 17:22

Another (and now revised) attempt, with some different thoughts than others so far:

3 across:

LIQUOR (not drinks, as it has to start with L - see 2 down)

4 across:

6 across:

FARM

7 across:

1 down:

ASLEEP (has to fit ????E?, others have guessed SNORES and SLEEPER. I want to add ASLEEP)

2 down:

POLAR (snow bear? What else could it be)

5 down:

SPORTS

6 down:

FLOURISH (I knew this had to fit the pattern F????I?? based on other items. This is just a guess right now.)

• Welcome to Puzzling! Great answer, most of your answers are right! Only 6 Down needs to be corrected :) – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 17:06
• Here's a +1 from me! – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 17:09
• Ok, well it's almost definitely not flautist, flourine, frosting, fraction, frontier, fidelity, or any of the hundreds of words Google tells me fit the pattern. I'll keep trying. – cobaltduck Aug 24 '18 at 17:16
• Hmmm.... How about either ROT13(SERAMVRF or SERAMVRQ) ? – cobaltduck Aug 24 '18 at 17:18
• Nope, sorry :/ You were so close, but @prog_SAHIL got all answers right first. Please look at his answer. But great job for your first time! :) – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 17:24

7 across:

HAND - body part used to touch

6 down:

FLAMENCO - guess from the female's dress and dancing/party

• Perhaps in your case, 5. could be Rot13(DHRAPU) since sport may prove to be tiring, and might make you drink in order to Rot13(DHRAPU lbhe guvefg)? :P – user477343 Aug 24 '18 at 10:46
• 4 across can't end in Q @user477343 – JonMark Perry Aug 24 '18 at 10:50
• That's what I first thought, but I didn't doubt the English language... until now :\ – user477343 Aug 24 '18 at 10:51
• Nope, sorry, neither of them is right :/ – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 15:59