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?

You pick up a discarded newspaper, hoping to satiate your need for puzzles with a cryptic crossword. But as you turn to the page, you feel something is awry – perhaps some elision? Across 3. $F_6,F_7,...
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Crosswords - Feline rage

Here's a crosswords puzzle grid: Horizontal clues 1) The better thing that can happen to a recruit 7) Local Area Network 8) Ante Meridian 10) Not out 11) Grip tightly and sharply between finger and ...
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A barred crossword

Across 1 Powers 5 Cops in much of Europe 8 Online rule 9 Body named for a national park 10 Studio 11 Vigevano 14 1940 song, sort of 15 Triangle 16 Partner killer 17 Value of a question 19 A strike 20 ...
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The hardest crossword you'll do today!

This could well be the most difficult crossword you do today! Please note that the use of Google and other search engines is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. (Of course, I have no way of policing this, but if ...
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Setka Puzzle - Complete grid using clues and sudoku-style logic; Tom Hanks

Theme: Tom Hanks This is a Setka puzzle; you can find more (along with a more detailed explanation of the rules) at our website, linked from our profile. How to play Setka, the short version: ...
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Setka - Complete grid using clues and sudoku-style logic; Theme - Fear Itself

This is a Setka puzzle; you can find more (along with a more detailed explanation of the rules) at our website, linked from our profile. Theme: Fear Itself How to play Setka, the short version: ...
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Real Fuel 2: Refueled

Could you guys help? I bought a new fancy vehicle last month, and it came pre-fueled. All was well and good until a friend of mine asked if I could spare some gas. I had an extra FUEL TANK, so I ...
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This Vehicle Needs Real Fuel!

I just got a brand new, fancy car! The problem is that it keeps telling me it needs REAL FUEL to function! I took a look inside the tank between both of the "Real Fuel Drums" and both of the "Gas-to-...
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Geography puzzles -- find the one-word answer

Below are two separate puzzles, but you will need to solve both to find the one-word answer. Good luck!
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Setka - Complete grid using clues and sudoku-style logic; Theme - Greenwich Village Resident

This is a Setka puzzle; you can find more (along with a more detailed explanation of the rules) at our website, linked from our profile. Theme: Greenwich Village Resident How to play Setka, the ...
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Crossword puzzle clue Y's guys?

In the New York Times Tuesday October 14, 2008 crossword puzzle, 18 across, 4 letters, is "Y's guys?" and the answer is: It must be fairly obvious but I can't figure out what this means. The question ...
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Find the word and became sea's lord

Find a word which by rearranging its letters, it contains: A city in Alaska A film where Chaplin's daughter performs A meteorical medical condition
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Changing the system

Solve the clues, fit them into the crossword grid, and discover (via the shaded and circled cells) a 9-letter pun. Use this and the answers you have found to explain what's going on here! Clues: ...
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Three mini-crosswords with maths/physics theme

Three mini-crosswords are presented below. There is a maths/physics theme to these puzzles. I am sure that they will be solved quite quickly and hints will not be required, but if anyone gets really ...
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Applied crossword solving

Across 6 It's applied to the Down answers 9 An expression of mild surprise 11 Gas station fixture 12 Measure of file size 13 Eastman invention 14 A Kansan woman 16 Not bespoke Down 1 It's applied to ...
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Beating conservative at working in alien area: one liberal success to start with (3,1,4,5)

Struggling with this one. I know alien is normally ET and conservative is probably C or tory but can't figure out what the definition is. The letters I have so far are _ _ _ /O/_ I _ E / _ _ _ _ _ (...
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On The Subject of Black Holes

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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I made a crossword for you guys

Here's the crossword: I call it "A Abuse"... You'll find out why. Made with a crossword maker lol
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Regarding a crossword

Down any of bcbbbccccbc ccbcbcccbcbcca ba ccca ...
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Geography crossword

I made a little crossword for you. If you get it right, the keyword will make sense for you :)
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Missing links in crossword

Feast, jelly, runner (4) circle, fancy, rehearsal (5) get, press, streets (5) house, singer, soap (5)
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Word lists for general knowledge crosswords

When using software to create a grid for a cryptic crossword, most general-purpose word lists will do because you want most of the answers to be headwords from a dictionary. But I'd like to compile a ...
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Witness intimidation

After solving this puzzle, I received an envelope in the mail. I opened the envelope, only to find three letters inside. The first one read: I know who you are I'm sending my greeting ...
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Call Me at This Number

Come play with me in chat if you know my word! ...
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Capital Punishment - The Clock is Ticking

A little spooky teaser for the coming Halloween... A minor tag that suits but can't be put in due to the tag limit is omitted. Hints: 1 2 3 4 5
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Cross Bird Puzzle

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The answer is the same (tricky puzzle!)

Fill in the right words and the answer can be read across. Enjoy! Expensive Automatic Life Shrink Nadir Named Winter
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The 7-numbers crossword

This crossword doesn't have any regular clues, however, all the words are made with the same 7 letters (each of them got a number). No automatic solvers are allowed. CSV version: ...
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Regex crossword

I can't believe this old-but-gold piece hasn't been shared here. It's a regex crossword puzzle! Here's a nicely printable PDF. Kudos for this one goes to a competition held by MIT in 2013. The ...
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What is a good/standard list of "simple English words" suitable for puzzling?

Suppose I'm trying to computer-solve a puzzle, or computer-create a puzzle, where "every word in the whatever is a common English word." For example, intuitively, ...
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A Pure Crossword Minicube

This puzzle was made as requested by EKons, here. So, enjoy this three-dimensional realistic sensation!
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Chess problem: Make a crossword in 3 moves

A crossword position is a legal chess position with the following property: The board can be thought of as a crossword grid where the pieces on board work as clues. Each type of piece is a clue for ...
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Let's do some CAP (Cosmology, Astronomy and Physics)

ACROSS 5 God of agriculture 8 Time travel 14 Not in Australia... 16 A friend of mine and 800 suns 17 Still growing... 18 Proposed capital Lambda 19 56 + 36 + 3(0) DOWN 1 Nearest ...
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Crossnumber puzzle

This is a numeric crossword: all the answers are positive numbers with no leading zeroes. Each clue is given as a sequence of mathematical operations on letters, each of which represents a distinct ...
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3D Crossword, Cryptic, Statue View & Maze

The following image depicts the layers of a $5\times5\times5$ cube. Using 3-dimensional thinking, can you find the way out of the cube? Empty version with no crossword numbers Empty version ...
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The Amazing Sliding Crossword

Solve the crossword then slide the blocks to create another configuration with eight new words. Across 1. Lure 5. Before long 6. Frosted 7. Permit Down 1. Scold 2. Formerly 3. Frost, for ...
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Cross-Numbers (not words)!

Can you solve this Crossword (Cross-numbers) with numbers from the given pictures ? ACROSS DOWN
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A letter from Mr. Pirate, Mr. Roller, and Mr. Knight

Though I don't think it will help, you may check with the beginning of my story concerning Red Herring Puzzle Club. It seems like it's been a long time since I tried to enter the R.H.P.C. As you may ...
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Steve's crossword

Congrats! Niranj Patel for finding the answer of Steve makes a riddle! $\bullet$ Yesterday Bangladesh won against South Africa by 21 runs. Here's a crossword made by Steve. Fill it with the names of ...
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X-shaped crossword

Across 1. Having very bad taste 4. English elite school 8. Shiraz's country 9. Russian car 10. Body part or storage device 12. "Pas" in faux pas 13. Mall customer 15. Baseballer Gehrig ...
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Help me remember

I seem to be getting more forgetful these days. Today I can't remember my password to my super-secret Puzzling sock-puppet account. I know I did that thing where you use the first letters of words of ...
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Crossword gone overboard

This puzzle is part 24 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Scripture and yachting

This puzzle is part 23 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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A crossword puzzle

Here's a crossword puzzle. Can you solve it? CLUES ACROSS 2) Wolfram 5) Between stars 8) 333 - Cricket 10) Play and eat 11) 400 not out DOWN 1) The boy who got a watch from a comet 3) ...
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Gladys goes shopping

This puzzle is part 22 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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On a puzzling spree

This puzzle is part 18 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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...And they were stumped for a long time

This puzzle is part 16 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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For the price of one

This puzzle is part 12 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Fieldwork ahead

This puzzle is part 11 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Gladys visits a campus

This puzzle is part 9 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...