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CTAN up­date: cross­word

Date: Septem­ber 13, 2009 5:02:25 PM CEST
This up­date should be at your lo­cal mir­ror within a day. Jim Hef­feron Saint Michael's Col­lege ..................................................................................... The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion was pro­vided by our fel­low con­trib­u­tor: Name of con­tri­bu­tion: cw­puz­zle Ver­sion num­ber: 1.8 Author's name: Gerd Neuge­bauer Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: /macros/la­tex/con­trib/gene/cross­word Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: cw­puz­zle.sty - a LaTeX pack­age for type­set­ting cross­word puz­zles Li­cense type: other-free An­nounce­ment text:
MORE CELL-BASED PUZZLES In ad­di­tion to cross­word puz­zles Su­doku and Kakuro are sup­ported. They are also grid-based. Thus it was easy to fa­cil­i­tate the in­fras­truc­ture al­ready in place for them.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/la­tex/con­trib/gene/cross­word . More in­for­ma­tion is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/cross­word (if the pack­age is new it may take a day for that in­for­ma­tion to ap­pear). We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html .

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.

Ver­sion1.9 2014-01-12
Copy­right1995–2014 Gerd Neuge­bauer
Main­tainerGerd Neuge­bauer



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