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Author Topic: Sat., 2/7 Barry C. Silk  (Read 1362 times)


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Sat., 2/7 Barry C. Silk
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:45:50 AM »
THEME:   none, but four triples & 27 blocks
Summer, at times   CPA [he adds]   
They don't sound as welcoming as they are   HOSTELS   
Run-off facilitators   STORM DRAINS   
Who's sorry now   RUER [note no question mark (and not Connie Francis' song)]   
"…and the ORB below/As hush as death" is not a quote I remember despite having studied Hamlet very closely --- perhaps it was "ages and ages hence."   
Literary count, familiarly   DRAC [there was a funny song called something like "Dinner with Drac" by Don Zacherle]   
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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Re: Sat., 2/7 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 07:10:22 PM »
Six 8-letter words and six 11-letter words and only 27 black squares---a very nice challenging puzzle.

What is the smallest number of black squares appearing in any  crossword? Would it be possible to construct a 15X15 grid with no black squares? Many of the answers would probably be quite unusual and bizarre but is there any logical reason why such a puzzle couldn't be created?


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