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crossword – Typeset crossword puzzles

An ex­tended grid-based puz­zle pack­age, de­signed to take all in­put (both grid and clues) from the same file. The pack­age can type­set grids with holes in them (for ad­ver­tise­ments, or other sorts of stuff), and can deal with sev­eral sorts of puz­zle:

  • The clas­si­cal puz­zle con­tains num­bers for the words and clues for the words to be filled in.
  • The num­bered puz­zle con­tains num­bers in each cell where iden­ti­cal num­bers rep­re­sent iden­ti­cal let­ters. The goal is to find out which num­ber cor­re­sponds to which let­ter.
  • The fill-in type of puz­zle con­sists of a grid and a list of words. The goal is to place all words in the grid.
  • Su­doku and Kakuro puz­zles in­volve fill­ing in grids of num­bers ac­cord­ing to their own rules.

For­mat may be block-sep­a­rated, or sep­a­rated by thick lines. In­put to the pack­age is some­what re­dun­dant: spec­i­fi­ca­tion of the grid is sep­a­rate from spec­i­fi­ca­tion of the clues (if they're nec­es­sary). The au­thor con­sid­ers this style both ‘nat­u­ral’ and ro­bust.

Sources /macros/latex/contrib/gene/crossword
Ver­sion 1.9 2014-01-12
Li­cense Free li­cense not oth­er­wise listed, or more than one free li­cense ap­plies
Main­tainer Gerd Neuge­bauer
Con­tained in TeX Live as cross­word
MiKTeX as cross­word
Topics pro­cess game di­a­grams, game­books, and other amuse­ments
cross­word puz­zle
See also crosswrd

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