Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Forgot your password?




You can help support this site by making a small donation using either a PayPal account:

or with a major credit card such as:



Click here for details.

Google Ads

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
General Discussion / Re: A Questioning Clue?
« Last post by 4wd on October 05, 2016, 02:32:09 PM »
"?" means the clue's not to be taken literally, word play or some other form of funny
business is taking place, if you've got a really tricky/funny clue that's dances around
 an entry's definition its "?" worthy :)

General Discussion / A Questioning Clue?
« Last post by Glenn9999 on October 05, 2016, 01:36:46 PM »
While trying to be cute, the subject above catches the entirety of my question:

Are there any kind of rules involved on what clues earn a "?" after them? (this occurred to me, and after looking at several puzzles, I really can't see an ironclad rule in operation...)
General Discussion / Re: Jonesin'?
« Last post by phil262 on October 05, 2016, 07:09:23 AM »
Software / Technical / Re: Crossword Compiler Printing
« Last post by Jerry E. Rosman on October 04, 2016, 03:38:29 PM »
Mark, THANKS!!!  For some reason my Brother printer went from "General Print" to "Manual Print Setting" which evidently fill in spaces.

Thanks again,  Jerry
General Discussion / Re: Jonesin'?
« Last post by BGoldstein on October 04, 2016, 08:24:53 AM »
The link on the Cruciverb site has been useless for a long time. I mean the dormancy on the Jonesin' site itself (!forum/jonesin-crosswords)
General Discussion / Jonesin'?
« Last post by BGoldstein on October 04, 2016, 08:23:34 AM »
Jonesin' has been dormant for a couple of weeks.

Software / Technical / Re: Crossword Compiler Printing
« Last post by mmcbs on October 03, 2016, 02:47:25 PM »
Kinda guessing at this, but if you can see the puzzle in Crossword Compiler and the black squares look OK there, but when you print it, they don't, I think the problem may be in your printer settings, perhaps some kind of ink-saver setting or draft printing setting. Do you get the same result when you create a grid in Compiler then print it? There is a setting in Compiler to change the color of the blank squares (can make them white if you want to), but you would see that on the screen before you printed it, and I don't think that would get changed by accident.
Software / Technical / Crossword Compiler Printing
« Last post by Jerry E. Rosman on October 03, 2016, 12:58:02 AM »
I have no idea if I am the cause of my problem or not.  Without warning, when printing a NYT, LAT or any other puzzle whether in AcrossLite or a PDF version -- the blocks are only printed by having bold lines on their perimeters with white, not black fills.

The grid numbers are not affected.

All other Crossword Compiler functions appear to work appropriately.

Any ideas what can be done to have the blocks appear as solid black blocks?

TIA, Jerry
General Discussion / dictionaries for Crossfire
« Last post by dade36 on October 01, 2016, 04:18:57 PM »
This seems basic, but I cannot figure out how to use Crossfire's (for Mac, not Windows) "sample fill" or word pattern lookup functions. Does it have a built in dictionary? Do I somehow direct it to a dictionary? I also have the helpful and massive Crossword's Dictionary and Gazetteer. Is there a way to use the two together? Sorry for basic questions, but thanks in advance.
Etc. / Re: Which publisher is represented by "sn" in the Puzzle Database?
« Last post by dps on September 26, 2016, 11:16:29 PM »
I'm pretty sure SN is Newsday (Stan Newman)
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
Powered by EzPortal