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#2177 - 05/11/00 06:41 AM crossword puzzles
Joanne Offline

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 2
Loc: Arkansas
Does anyone know of a site with printable crossword puzzles ? I don't much like the mag.rack variety (poor quality paper). Brill's Content Magazine has some great puzzles by Matt Gaffney, but not every issue. Joanne in culturally challanged Arkansas

#2178 - 05/11/00 07:16 AM Re: crossword puzzles
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
The NY Times (http://www.nytimes.com) offers its crossword puzzles for a subscription price of $9.95 a year. You have to register first at the site (that's free) and then click on the 'diversions' link to sign up.

#2179 - 05/11/00 08:22 AM Re: crossword puzzles
Philip Davis Offline

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 81
electronic Telegraph, the online version of Britain's Daily Telegraph has a crossword (It's even got a java scripted version so you can do it online!) you need to register but it's free. Of course, cryptic crosswords really test your language and this is a british crossword, using british spellings and references. I find american crosswords very difficult because of the various geographical references although I just about see the sporting references since I watched some baseball during the race to 70 home runs (I know what an RBI is). How's your knowledge of cricket? What's a LBW?

Find it at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

#2180 - 05/11/00 10:55 AM Re: crossword puzzles
GZini Offline

Registered: 05/05/00
Posts: 19
Loc: Washington, DC, USA
Phillip, it's a leg-before-wicket, which puts the batter (or is it batsman?) out, is that right? I always found that foul interesting because no baseball batter would even think about blocking the plate with his leg! Does LBW show up in British crosswords as often as does RBI in American ones?

To get back to the original question, links to the NY Times, LA Times, CrosSynergy Syndicate, and Creators' Syndicate crosswords are at http://www.cruciverb.com. That site is also a very good resource for constructors.

The aforementioned puzzles may require registration; certainly the NY Times puzzle charges $9.95 per year for access, as has already been stated. I believe that these puzzles all require the Across Lite software package, which is available for both PC and Mac users at no cost. That software is available on the NY Times site and elsewhere.

In addition, the Washington Post has printer-friendly versions of its crosswords at http://wp4.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/crosswords/util/archivepage.cgi. The general crosswords page for the Post, which has online-solvable versions that are perfect for killing time at the office, is http://wp4.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/crosswords. Across Lite is not required for the Post puzzles.

Good luck and happy solving!

#2181 - 05/11/00 11:35 AM Re: crossword puzzles
shanks Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
The Guardian (or affectionately called The Grauniad, in recognition of its penchant for printer's devils), has free access to its website, though you have to register.

Here's where it puts its crosswords:


You get to play with the 'easy' (or general knowledge) version as well as the cryptic version. In addition there are notes on how to do cryptic crossowrds (so you don't have to go through the painful process of learning by experience that we stiff-upper-lipped Brits did). You can do them online, or print them out.

For reference, The Guardian is to the left-wing what The Telegraph (Torygraph?) is to the right wing in the UK.


the sunshine warrior

#2182 - 05/11/00 02:20 PM Re: batter
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Defnitely batsman (I'm not sure what they are caller in womens' cricket - I guess the female version - batsman)

Batter does make rather good pancakes though and I can see the connection.

#2183 - 05/11/00 06:27 PM Re: batter
Philip Davis Offline

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 81
Isn't a batter in rounders? Definitely not a batter in cricket. This was a word on Countdown this week and they specifically said not a cricketing term. Though they though batter was good for fish rather than pancakes.
LBW does come up from time to time although some of the other cricketing terms are more obscure; googly, yorker, silly point - do you know these.
As for the Guardian it's a wishy washy liberal paper and as a good socialist I'd rather read a paper where the bias is clear (plus I never can get me head round the crossword in the Guardian!)

#2184 - 05/12/00 07:18 AM Re: crossword puzzles
cadaver Offline

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Ohio USA
Check the following site:
It includes the Wall Street Journal Friday puzzle. and others.

#2185 - 05/12/00 10:24 AM Re: links
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10538
Loc: this too shall pass
just a note to all you good folks providing links: you too can make your links hot using the peerless AWAD editor, just by following the guidelines given by the hot link located just above the reply boxes, which reads "you may use markup in your posts."


#2186 - 05/12/00 06:03 PM Re: links
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
like this?


Ah, cool. Thanks again (you pointed out this mark-up thang once before; now, I believe it's finally sunk in).

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