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offsky
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Crossword/Sudoku Puzzle

Postby offsky » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 pm UTC

Here is a double puzzle that people here may enjoy. You solve both the crossword and sudoku in the usual way and then combine them to solve the meta-puzzle.

sample_puzzle.png

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dzamie
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Re: Crossword/Sudoku Puzzle

Postby dzamie » Thu May 16, 2019 1:58 am UTC

Like so?
Spoiler:
Image

This puzzle made me remember how much I despise crossword clues. I mean...
Spoiler:
  • I figured CROC was gonna be his actual name, TOCK
  • LINE is just... bad. "long sentence"? really? Who the hell uses "line" to mean "long sentence"
  • What's up with some of them having question marks at the end, and some of them not?
  • REOS is just terrible. Not only is "Speedwagon" in the band's name one word, you don't pluralize things like that. It's like giving a clue "Alvins bands" for the answer CHIPMUNKSS
  • to its credit, though, I really liked ESCAPEKEY and TAN
On a related note, an incorrect 26 Across got me a puzzle solution of FART STICK, so there's that.


This is a really cool idea, though. I kinda wish the two puzzles could play into each other more rather than just solving them separately.

Code: Select all

:Clrhome
:while 1
:Output(randInt(1,8),randInt(1,16),randInt(0,9))
:Output(randInt(1,8),randInt(1,16)," ")
:Output(randInt(1,8),randInt(1,16)," ")
:End

PsiCubed2
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Re: Crossword/Sudoku Puzzle

Postby PsiCubed2 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:43 am UTC

It's not "LINE". It's...
Spoiler:
"LIFE" as in a life sentence

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dzamie
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Re: Crossword/Sudoku Puzzle

Postby dzamie » Wed May 29, 2019 3:51 am UTC

PsiCubed2 wrote:It's not "LINE". It's...
Spoiler:
"LIFE" as in a life sentence

Alright, I admit that that makes both that and its horizontal partner less stupid. I'm still miffed that both can be seen as fitting.

Code: Select all

:Clrhome
:while 1
:Output(randInt(1,8),randInt(1,16),randInt(0,9))
:Output(randInt(1,8),randInt(1,16)," ")
:Output(randInt(1,8),randInt(1,16)," ")
:End


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