Questions tagged [crossword]

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Word search puzzle generation

Given a list of strings, find the smallest square matrix that contains each of the initial strings. The strings may appear horizontally, vertically or diagonally and forwards or backwards like in ...
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Crossword numbering

Produce a program to correctly number a crossword grid. Input The input will be the name of a file representing the crossword grid. The input filename may be passed as an argument, on the standard ...
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Output a playable crossword grid

Write a program to produce a file containing a crossword grid that the user can print out and work the puzzle on. Input A filename representing a crossword grid file and optionally a second ...
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Code Crosswords

This is a cops-and-robbers challenge. Answer here if you are a cop (crossword maker), answer the companion question if you are a robber (crossword solver). You may take on both roles. Cops (Puzzlers) ...
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Crossword grid verification

Validate a proposed crossword grid. Entries should be full programs that simply test a proposed grid to determine if it meets a set of conditions for making crossword solvers happy. Input The input ...
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Code Crosswords - Solutions

This is the companion question for Code Crosswords. Robber answers go here. See Where should we put robbers? for meta-info.
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Read a crossword

Inspired by this question about packing into this format. Occasionally I see a completed crossword and being as I am, I can't be bothered to find out what the solutions to the clues actually were. ...