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General Support / Re: New user, help
« Last post by baint01 on June 25, 2017, 07:25:42 PM »
yes i have the same question
General Discussion / Re: Starting out in Construction
« Last post by baint01 on June 25, 2017, 07:22:10 PM »
General Discussion / Re: Capital letters
« Last post by phil262 on June 25, 2017, 08:41:55 AM »
I've seen puzzles that required uppercase to make sense. The solver needs to rotate a letter to make a different letter. For example, rotate the letter "N" ninety degrees to make a "Z".

Some contained a hint, some left it up to the solver to figure it out.
General Discussion / Re: Capital letters
« Last post by Glenn9999 on June 24, 2017, 10:09:00 PM »
Not really.  Depending on what the theme is, exactly, you might want to use circles or something like that to indicate whatever it is you want instead of the capital letters.  As for convention, capital or lower case shouldn't matter in the grid, and I honestly can't think of a case where it did.
General Support / Re: New user, help
« Last post by john smith on June 24, 2017, 09:45:06 AM »
Hello everyone
tell me i also wanna know same thing.
best regards
john smith
General Discussion / Capital letters
« Last post by atco418 on June 24, 2017, 09:21:34 AM »
Looking for some guidance.  I have a theme idea, but it requires the solver to use capital letters.  Answer grids are always published in caps (and it's how I do my solving), but is it a common or standard enough practice to expect the average solver to use them too?

General Discussion / Re: Starting out in Construction
« Last post by gohuskies on June 22, 2017, 11:06:22 AM »
There's also a great article on how to place blocks in the "Sage Advice" section from the sidebar at the left. In fact I'd say that all of the articles over there are fantastic, so you should definitely read and check them out.

Here's a link to Roy Lena's blocks article.
General Discussion / Re: Crossfire help
« Last post by 4wd on June 21, 2017, 12:47:06 PM »
 From my understanding crossfire adapts to the letters added, the more you add the more specific it gets, thus limiting the search for possible entries. Plus in terms of more word suggestions that just means you've got multiple filling options for that particular area.

Don't know, hopefully a seasoned pro will give their 2 cents on this one. I'd just pick 2 great 10
letter entries and let crossfire choose the third. Stacks aren't my cup of tea

General Discussion / Crossfire help
« Last post by brasarehot on June 20, 2017, 03:40:19 PM »
1) Why is it when the list of word suggestions says complete, it's not really complete. If the squares for the word are blank, crossfire suggests X amount of possibilities. But, if I replace the first square of the word with a letter (A, B, C, D...etc) then it will suggest more words than the original "X amount". How do I fix this?

2) Also, with any crossword program, is there a way to tell the program to suggest, for a particular grid area, only words that are two word phrases [Ex: 3 10 letter word corner]?

Today's Puzzles / June 18: Pop goes the puzzle
« Last post by Thomps2525 on June 18, 2017, 04:21:32 PM »
Today is Father's Day and Gail Grabowski hopped aboard the Predictability train by creating a puzzle which is titled "Pop Culture" and includes eight answers containing DAD. (Bruce Haight rode the same Predictability train last month with a Mother's Day puzzle containing M-O-M phrases.)

Newspaper revenue source: CLASSIFIEDDAD
Brand created in Toronto in 1904: CANADADRY
Buyer of [Canada Dry]: SODADRINKER
School social worker's concern: CHILDADVOCACY
Alert precipitated by heavy rain: FLOODADVISORY
Audio system connector: IPODADAPTER
Annual Silver State celebration: NEVADADAY
Gorilla Glue, for one: WOODADHESIVE

The first Father's Day was celebrated in 1910 in Washinston state. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father's Day a national holiday. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson had made Mother's Day a national holiday, The two holidays mean a little bit to mothers and fathers but mean a lot to florists, candy companies and greeting card companies. Here is a detailed history of Father's Day:

Isn't "Dry" an odd name for a product which is liquid? Actually, the word refers to the drink not being sweet, as in a "dry wine."  In 1904, Canadian pharmacist John McLaughlin created a ginger ale which was not as sweet as other brands of ginger ale. He named it "Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale." The label originally featured a map of Canada. Canada Dry has been owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group since 2008.

"Fence material?" is a clever clue for LOOT. "Confirm, as a password" is RETYPE. I never understand why so many websites ask me to enter a password.......and then ask me to re-enter the password. Do they think the password somehow changed after I typed it the first time?

"Brand measured in drops" is VISINE and "Brand with a spokesstork who sounds like Groucho" is VLASIC, two more brand names to go along with Canada Dry and Gorilla Glue. (And please, do not to try to combine any of those four products!)

Mother's Day, Father's Day -- and next is Grandparents Day, which is celebrated each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day:

When do we get a "Crossword Puzzle Solvers Day"? I feel slighted.
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