16
$\begingroup$

I can't believe this old-but-gold piece hasn't been shared here. It's a regex crossword puzzle!

Crossword

Here's a nicely printable PDF.

Kudos for this one goes to a competition held by MIT in 2013. The answer to this particular puzzle is also listed there, so this isn't much of a competition - I'm just sharing something nice to play with that I myself enjoyed immensely. :)

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Does each regex have to consume the entire row/column? Or does the regex just have to match at least once? $\endgroup$ – plasticinsect Aug 13 at 19:56
  • $\begingroup$ @plasticinsect - Entire row $\endgroup$ – Vilx- Aug 13 at 20:01
12
$\begingroup$

This beautiful hive took me 2 hours :P
I realllllllllllly like this regex crossword(more like sudoku instead, need to derive one by one)!

enter image description here

My paperwork here :P

enter image description here

Useful for Regex checking:

Regex101

Remark:

I've found this site: Regex Cross­word
For whom loves Regex crosswords :P

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Aaaand you get the checkmark! Great work! :) $\endgroup$ – Vilx- Aug 13 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ There is twice OM and no MS on the second horizontal row, is this normal? @Vilx- $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier Aug 13 at 20:11
  • $\begingroup$ @ArnaudMortier - Is that the one that says (DI|NS|TH|OM)*? Then yes, it's correct. It matches the regex. $\endgroup$ – Vilx- Aug 13 at 21:29
  • $\begingroup$ @ArnaudMortier this is for checking regex pattern: regex101.com :) $\endgroup$ – Conifers Aug 14 at 0:49
2
$\begingroup$

I loved this puzzle. I'm super impressed with @Conifers who completed it in 2 hours. Took me something closer to 5 hours, though I did it in burst of 30 minutes. Here's mine: enter image description here

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ We are Regex fanatics :P $\endgroup$ – Conifers Aug 21 at 14:09
  • $\begingroup$ I'm kinda doing it right now at work, 5 minutes at a time. :D $\endgroup$ – Vilx- Aug 21 at 14:22

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.