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Looking for some words or phrases

For a "less rigid" solution, you could try the Crossword Solver at wordsmithingtools.com, which I created to get around some limitations I ran into with qat, nutrimatic, etc. when trying to ...
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Looking for some words or phrases

One option is the Qat tool at Quinaplus.com. To use it, enter the string '*e*i*e*i*o*' (i.e. your letters of choice separated by asterisks) into the search bar, and it will generate a whole variety of ...
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Is there a brute-force solution of this puzzle?

I believe you give a perfectly tractable constructive solution right there in your question. Consider a closed curve, which covers all cells on the chessboard. This curve is easy to remember: If ...
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How to create a crossword based on a 16 letter theme

Maybe this is too obvious of an answer, but: the grid doesn't have to be a square! In the New York Times (perhaps the gold standard of American crosswords), it's possible to see the occasional 15x14 ...
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How to create a crossword based on a 16 letter theme

There are plenty of additional ways to hide secret messages (like a person's name) in a crossword, other than just spelling out the word as an answer (or splitting it across several answers) in the ...
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How to create a crossword based on a 16 letter theme

How about the following setup? Or:
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How to create a crossword based on a 16 letter theme

If the 16 letters is the person's first and last name instead of a single word, I think the most straightforward solution might be to separate it onto two rows as two answers. If it has to be one word,...
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