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General Support / Re: Is there any help on this website?
« Last post by mothra42 on April 09, 2014, 11:57:10 PM »
I don't have the tech knowledge of most folks on this site, but when I had problems, I googled Across Lite updates and was able to get my crossword after that. I do updates as needed and am able to access LAT xword on this site without any problems. Don't know if this will help, but it worked for me!
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Today's Puzzles / Wed., 4/9 Bernice Gordon
« Last post by magus on April 09, 2014, 08:55:17 AM »
THEME:   first word of five phrases begins with F, the second letter with a vowel in a,e,i,o,u order, respectively
   
GOOD ONES:    
Waist bag  FANNY PACK [sounds like "waste bag"]   
Pen name   BIC   
They may be done by ones who have gone too far   UEYS [it's always a challenge to guess how this word will be spelled]   
   
BTW:   
Speaking of "Old hat," this puzzle has a definite 40's - 60's cast:   
"Popeye's creator Segar"; NATCH; FINK OUT; IKE Turner; NO NO Nanette; "Hula Hoop et al.; ODETS   
   
ENERO is not used in our language.
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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General Support / Is there any help on this website?
« Last post by Econdoc2 on April 08, 2014, 06:21:28 PM »

* I have registered.
* I am logged in.
* I cannot view or download any puzzle from the LA Times. (Click on LA Times in upper right corner.) 
Nothing happens. 
There really should be some YouTube video or simple help file that explains how this works (if it does!)
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Today's Puzzles / Tue., 4/8 Chapnick & DuGuay-Carpenter
« Last post by magus on April 08, 2014, 09:00:44 AM »
THEME:   both first and last word of a phrase rhyme with a long E
   
   
BTW:   
Cinque e uno   SEI [not expected of an English speaker, but 5+1 = 6 works in both languages]   
   
   
RATING:    :'(
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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Does the puzzle database include access to entire puzzles (e.g. in .puz format) or is it just a database of clues, etc for puzzle constructors?

The description of the puzzle database indicates the ability to do various searches for constructors. It does not say that whole puzzles are kept there. Are they?

Point is - I am not a big crossword constructor. I am simply looking for puzzles to solve. Should I get a gold membership?
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Today's Puzzles / Mon., 4/7 Jack McInturff
« Last post by magus on April 07, 2014, 09:11:20 AM »
THEME:   two-word phrases with C and Fo as initial letters, respectively
   
GOOD ONES:
   
Exec. moneyman {& theme}   CFO   
   
BTW:   
ESOS is not used in our language.   
   
   
RATING:    ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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Today's Puzzles / Sun., 4/6 Chapnick & Burnikel
« Last post by magus on April 06, 2014, 09:04:54 AM »
THEME:   last word of a phrase is synonymous with abode
   
GOOD ONES:     
"The Living End" is an apt title as is the theme entry HOME SWEET HOME   
Wise leader?   OTHER   
Dancer Sally with just a few fans?   RAND [an old-time fan dancer]   
Mortgage feature?   SILENT T   
Form letters?   IRS [they have many forms]   
Play in a line   SLACK [not "act" or "cavort"]
John on the farm   DEERE [I thought some sort of outhouse]   
Plug in the den?   TV AD [since TV's are all over the house these days, I'd go with "Medium plug?" --- maybe that would be too tough]   
Say somethin', say?   ELIDE [left off the G]   
Matched shirts and skirts?   RHYMED   
   
BTW:   
Bed with bars   BABY CRIB [we say only CRIB since only one piece of furniture is possible when using that term --- as opposed to baby carriage since there are many kinds of carriages]   
   
Anti-doping targets, briefly   PEDS [are the targets of performance enhancing drugs the drugs or the users?]   
   
RATING: ;D ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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General Support / Re: LAT download not working
« Last post by puzzleanywhere on April 06, 2014, 07:29:25 AM »
Hi, this is Ben from Stand Alone. Just wanted to let anyone who was unclear as to how we're doing things know, we're not circumventing anything in the app. To download from Cruciverb in Crosswords, you need to log into the site using a standard web page, and navigate to the puzzle you're looking for. It's nearly identical to the experience in Mac OS or Windows.

Thanks!
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General Support / Re: LAT download not working
« Last post by coralsun on April 05, 2014, 09:12:35 PM »
jamegood, If you're accessing it through the Crosswords app it won't work.  You have to leave the app, go to the Safari (or other) browser, then open cruciverb.com, then sign in and tap on it and download.  That's working for me, once I figured it out.  I hope this helps.
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Today's Puzzles / Sat., 4/5 Barry C. Silk
« Last post by magus on April 05, 2014, 08:41:45 AM »
THEME:   none, but 30 blocks
   
GOOD ONES:     
Crucible setting   LAB [I thought the play and paid no attention to the missing "The"]   
Wind up on a stage?   OBOE [short i]   
   
BTW:   
Crossing LARS with EADS is unsporting though I guessed LARS because it's a familiar name.   
   
Crossing YAY with NYS is also unsportsmanlike given "Mt. Marcy" is hardly Mt. Rushmore and YAY is anybody's guess.   
   
[lest you think my carping is sour grapes, I solved this guy perfectly in ink]   
   
   
RATING: ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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