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Questions tagged [crosswords]

A question including or relating to crossword puzzles. Use [cryptic-crosswords] for British-style cryptic crosswords; [crossword-clues] or [cryptic-clues] for clues as distinct from whole crosswords.

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Cryptic Crossword with Missing LUGs

Inspired by jafe's Cryptic with missing capitals and Tzu Li's Tokyo Metro puzzle: Solve the clues and fill the grid. Each clue is missing a different London Underground Station As jafe has noted in ...
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Crossword Clues for DRAWI and TAKEF

I'm designing a crossword right now and am looking for clues for the answers DRAWI and TAKEF. I've been thinking each answer ...
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Crossword quest? Crossword quest

It's been some time since I found the "Two brothers" server. They were quite prominent indie-game-devs back when people programmed on flash. Now the only sign of them is this preview on the long-...
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Nobel novelists and Nigerian nations

Nobel novelist Baked bread Middle-Eastern marketplace Convicted comedian Female fowl Nigerian nation Sonny actor; actor Scott Liechtenstein locality Spanish she Cavalry creature ...
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Cross between a crossword and sudoku. What's it called?

My wife is a big fan of crosswords. Years ago I ran across a book with an unusual puzzle that was basically a crossword mixed with sodoku. The center of the puzzle was an empty grid, perhaps 6x6, ...
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R.H.P.C. crossword puzzle

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36 I got a ticket to the Red Herring Puzzle Club in the middle of the street. There was just a guy giving them out, like some advertisement ...
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It doesn't matter which way you go—so long as you get somewhere

One day in late November, Alice was talking to her adorable black kitten. She began, "Let’s pretend—” (and here I wish I could tell you half the things Alice used to say, beginning with her ...
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A Probably Pretty Badly Made Cryptic

I finally tried my hand at a cryptic crossword. I don't really have any experience with cryptic crosswords, or crosswords for that matter so I probably broke like 300 rules. For example, 17 down is ...
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Puzzle on encoding of a word [closed]

In a certain code, AFZALPUR is written as BCBGYVOS What is the code for FARIDKOT? As per my attempts so far, I cannot find a definite sequence of encoding. Both A and Z appear to be encoded to B, ...
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What do you get when you mix a crossword and a sudoku?

For this CrosSudoku puzzle you must completely solve the sudoku grid below. To start the sudoku you must first figure out the crossword clues to get the starting numbers. Clue notation: x and y are ...
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Crosswordus archibaldii

Solve the clues and place the answers into the grid to find a final one-word answer. Mepyceroѕ aelampus Рymaliscus dagargus Lumaliscus danatus jimela Grilvicapra symmia ...
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Intersecting Universes

The answer to this crossword is a pair of separate but thematically related video games which have or had releases this year. Clues ...
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A CrossNumber puzzle with a twist

Here's an interesting puzzle which I discovered the solution to yesterday. The eleven grid entries in increasing order are $A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K$, and you are given the following hints. ...
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Cross-number puzzle

ACROSS: A. a square C. a multiple of N Across E. (C Down) $\times$ (I Across) G. a square root of A Down I. a square root of D Down J. (J Across) $\times$ (K Across) = (F Down) $\times$ (M Down) ...
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To Be Continued

Constructor's Note: This crossword was constructed to celebrate a work that will be continued. Clues ...
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The Taunting Hitman

I am a detective with the metropolitan police and I need your help. See we've been tracking a contract killer for a couple of months now and last week, we raided an old safe house after a tipoff he ...
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Which word wasn't with Wednesday's …crossword

An entry in the 19th fortnightly challenge... You sit down to breakfast this morning and open the paper. You had done the crossword from last Wednesday and the answers are supposed to be in here ...
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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 ...
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A-Z Crossword Puzzle

Here is a puzzle made by a friend of mine that I’ve been staring at for a while: The crossword needs to be filled with the 26 letters of the alphabet, each letter can only only be used once and ...
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You'll Always Be My P2!

Constructor's note: This puzzle was constructed to celebrate a recent release. One thematic element is presented and used differently to the others. Clues ...
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Pikurossword, or: Three-in-One

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36. [edit: i hope this wasn't too bad for my first puzzle here! let me know how i did :)] The answer to this puzzle should answer the question: ...
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The Royal Affair

This is a Normal Crossword. For the final answer, you will need to give me something that completes the "pattern". The pattern is for you to find out. And finally, I have given you the grid but no ...
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Arsenic Based Life

Part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1 Down 1 Character in mario whose name does not match his species 2 Sebiora 3 Bread for a panini 4 Impolite way to say woman 5 ...
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Signature Puzzle

Sad plotlines have a special place in this constructor's heart. Clues ...
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Fun Friday: This puzzle does what NintenDONT

It's Friday, lunch is over, and why get back to work - when you can relax with a quick 5 minutes video game puzzle! Enjoy! Text Version
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A Racing Heart!

This puzzle is about an athletic, hearty person. Therefore, there are 3 pieces of information hidden accordingly: For each clue, including trailing remarks such as "(2 words)", remove all numbers, ...
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Animeta: One True Pairing

This is a crossword with an anime-themed meta. Which soft drink would complete the theme? Clues ...
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Oh dear, I've got my puzzle all stuck to itself, please help!

Oh dear. It seems I've got myself in a spot of extremely circumstantial and convoluted bother again. I was building this quick puzzle for a Fun Friday session, but I seem to have got the ends stuck ...
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Who was the US president in [oh rubbish, I forgot the year]?

I've been trying to remember who was the US president in the yea- Oh... Oh god, which year was it again? Anyway, I wrote down a note to myself while I was sleepy last night. If anybody can help me ...
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Who is the Greatest Classic Rock Band of All Time?

This is not a "normal" crossword, but the clues are pretty normal, i.e. they're not cryptic-clues. The words you put into the boxes, though, aren't the answers to the clues, they're just related. ...
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A Big Crossword Development

A big crossword development exists, for Gerbil has indeed journeyed knowingly long, may now openly present, quickly, really strange tales under very weird xeric young zips... $1$ is simply the ...
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Not your typical crossword

Across 5. a joke of grand scale 6. drugged sea 7. very friendly walker 8. slithering gift 10. give parts of songs Down 1. sneaky carrier 2. most difficult dislike 3. violent injury ...
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A medium length crossword

Across 2. weird 3. enchanted 6. thickened 9. short sighted 12. empty, open, or void 14. to pawn something 16. shady 17. feeling melancholy 18. poem of praise 19. relating to the ...
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Free crossword construction programs

I am interested in producing "American style" crosswords and looking for a digital alternative to the graph paper I've been using. I've tried crossword eclipse but it seems to be more of a generator. ...
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Submitting a puzzle to the NYT

Before I expire I'm hoping to get a crossword puzzle published in the NYT. I've submitted more than a dozen now but they have all been declined. In some cases there were comments returned ("We don't ...
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How many 5+ letter words can you find?

NYT does a word hive in every Sunday edition, and I quite enjoy it, so I decided to make my own, using the same rules. Check it out: If you're unfamiliar, here are the rules. You may only use the ...
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Kabira Crosswords: A MtG Crossword

I wanted to post a second MtG puzzle that's a bit more lighthearted and different than the usual challenges. Rules knowledge isn't required here, just card knowledge. And I made sure to use cards that ...
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Find the 6-letter word hidden in the crossword

Every clue below is for a 4-letter word. Put them to the crossword. The words must be read inward (from outside to inside the star). Some clues are cryptic, and some not. A letter is put there as ...
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Complete 3-by-5 Crossword Puzzle

Looking for a grid with five letters horizontally, three words vertically, and eight words in total. All 8 words must be easy words; it must not be necessary to check the dictionary. I tried the ...
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Where can I find diagramless fill-in puzzles?

From the answers that I got over here, I found out that the type of puzzle that I was looking for would be referred to as diagramless fill-in puzzle. (A cross of a diagramless crossword and a fill-in ...
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Two words crossing

         34 white squares to be filled with a letter each
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Super High School Level Crossword

Note: This crossword contains objectively more references to Japanese popular media than necessary. Does that fill you with despair? Upupupu... Clues ...
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Help my girlfriend in finding the hidden message

I've been with my girlfriend, who's birth date is 20 February, for almost three years now. I would like to hand her a challenge with a crossword puzzle. (not really a crossword I think, but something ...
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A simple crossword

Right: A2. Moving through water M10. Usually consists of sand and pebbles I8. Yes H6. Mythical sea monster L9. A fish F14. A praising poem H13. The largest constellation A14. A treasure hunter of ...
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Listing of New York Times celebrity crosswords?

The New York Times crossword for Friday May 12 was co-authored by Bill Clinton, as part of an ongoing series of celebrity crosswords. Actor Jesse Eisenberg did one too. Is there a way to get a list ...
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Spring edition? (5) - cryptic crossword clue explanation

I'm just solving a cryptic crossword and had the clue... Spring edition? (5) With the letters... _ S _ _ _ I guessed it was ISSUE and upon checking on ...
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Challenge : Create a star shaped crosswords (Smaller numbers of distinct letters wins !)

Rules: Create a star-shaped crossword using 6 letters English words. Clues for the crossword is not needed. Use common English words. Direction for diagonals is TOP to DOWN. Direction for Horizontal ...
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1 crossword and 2 connected alphametic (more clues)

Rules : Solve the Crossword. The words can be written backward (example zebra -> arbez) After finishing the crossword, solve the alphametics. The crossword is only uses 10 letters. Each letter ...