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Copyright 1989 Brian Hamilton Kelly
updated for LaTeX2e by Frank Mittelbach 96/12/06
upgraded with many new features by Dirk Laurie 10/02/01 

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the
conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3
of this license or (at your option) any later version.
The latest version of this license is in
and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX
version 2005/12/01 or later.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status `unmaintained'.

This work consists of the files crosswrd.dtx, crosswrd.ins and README 
and the derived files test0.tex, test1.tex, test2.tex, grid0.tex, 
grid1.tex, grid2.tex and crosswrd.sty.


This distribution contains the crosswrd package by Brian Hamilton
Kelly updated to run with LaTeX2e the standard LaTeX distribution,
and extended in several ways, one of which Brian himself envisaged
but did not live to complete.  Brian died on 15th September 2005.

Frank Mittelbach's comments and instructions (slightly updated) 
follow after the hline.

I added support for several new features, including barred grids,
mixed barred/blocked grids, rectangular grids, automatic clue number
checking and more, and composed a hard cryptic in the Azed/Mephisto
style demonstrating those.

For the next few months I am willing to support the package.


Dirk Laurie  10/02/01

PS If you can solve the hard thematic puzzle, let me know.  I'd like
to add the names of the first few solvers to this README. 
    dee pee ell at ess you en dot ay see dot zed ay


I did change a bit of the coding to allow typesetting an unlimited
number of crosswords and also added two new commands

\DOWNtext and \ACROSStext 

that contain the heading texts for the clues. Thus this will allow you
to use the macros in a language environment other than English.


to unpack run
   latex crosswrd.ins

to install place crosswrd.sty into dir searched by LaTeX

to produce documentation (after unpacking) run 
   latex crosswrd.dtx
until there is no "Rerun LaTeX" message

to produce examples (after unpacking) run
   latex test0
   latex test1
   latex test2



ps i do not support that package it is offered as is.

Frank Mittelbach 96/12/06


Name Size Date Notes
README 2398 2010-02-01 16:16
cross­wrd.dtx 61592 2010-02-01 15:44
cross­wrd.ins 816 2008-01-21 08:00
cross­wrd.pdf 239279 2010-02-01 15:45

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cross­wrd – Macros for type­set­ting cross­word puz­zles

The pack­age pro­vides a LaTeX method of type­set­ting cross­words, and as­sists the com­poser en­sure that the grid all goes to­gether prop­erly.

Brian Hamil­ton Kelly's orig­i­nal was writ­ten for LaTeX 2.09, and needed to be up­dated to run with cur­rent LaTeX.

Pack­age De­tailscross­wrd
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerFrank Mit­tel­bach (in­ac­tive)
Brian Hamil­ton Kelly (in­ac­tive)
Con­tained inTeX Live as cross­wrd
MiKTeX as cross­wrd
Topics pro­cess game di­a­grams, game­books, and other amuse­ments
cross­word puz­zle
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