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  • Domain Name Victory

    Got back control of my old domain name at cruciverbalizer.com, so that should be way easier to remember. Hooray, etc! May 12, 2010 1:11:11 PM

  • Library Updates and Tiny Fixes

    I updated the Minion library to 0.10, apparently this version's a bit more efficient with memory, so I'll keep an eye on my server stats. jQuery's updated to 1.4.2, so that might improve performance a little bit.

    Also, I made a change to the javascript on the crossword playing page so that it'll stop skipping cells when more than one key is depressed simultaneously. Hopefully that doesn't make everything explode. I don't think it will! May 12, 2010 12:32:56 PM

  • Cruciverbalizer Labs

    I've added some sketchily working features to my testing area.

    Currently there's a .PUZ file player, something that generates crosswords from uploaded books, and a picture-based crossword whose clues are inscrutable to the point of uselessness. Oct 30, 2009 9:09:21 AM

  • Dictionary Editor and Changelog

    I've added a dictionary search which will hopefully become a collaborative dictionary editor. Also, there's a changelog with some pretty graphs so that you can monitor when I'm productive. Oct 21, 2009 9:10:15 AM

  • PDF Exports

    PDF exporting is now implemented for random and published grids. If you click on the wee printer icon underneath the grid (it'll show up when you hover your mouse over the grid), it should give you the option to download a PDF version of the grid. Oct 13, 2009 11:56:12 PM

This here's the prototype for a crossword generating and building site. It uses wordnet's extensive database of terms and a heap of hacky scripts. Currently it can:

  1. generate simple and obscure crosswords
  2. assist in creating crossword puzzles, which can be saved and published; you‘ll need a login to save your creations

On all of the random grids, the clues are simply wordnet's dictionary definitions with the terms edited out. Random grids are generated on-the-fly and owe a heavy debt to the MINION CSP solver.


User-Generated Crosswords

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Be Kind, Rewind (Sweded edition!)
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Stop Making Sense
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Overdue
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Cinema Obscura
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