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CTAN Up­date: cross­word

Date: Jan­uary 14, 2014 4:46:49 PM CET
Gerd Neuge­bauer sub­mit­ted an up­date to the cross­word pack­age. Ver­sion num­ber: 1.9 Li­cense type: other-free Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Type­set cross­word puz­zles and more An­nounce­ment text:
The pack­age has been ex­tended to sup­port a hook for col­oriz­ing su­doku so­lu­tions.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/macros/la­tex/con­trib/gene/cross­word/ More in­for­ma­tion is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/cross­word We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html .
Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Pe­tra Rübe-Pugliese

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.

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

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