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Author Topic: L.A.Times  (Read 4468 times)

Hawk

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2017, 01:03:23 AM »
trauer1282-  thank you very much for .puz versions.  Much needed fix satisified.   :)

trauer1282

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2017, 12:07:16 PM »
Hawk and others, I'm glad to help out.  :)

trauer1282

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2017, 03:08:15 PM »
I tried the attachment feature, but none of my PCs were willing to send the upload to Cruciverb.  So I updated last Thursday's post once again.

marylamb

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2017, 11:51:55 AM »
Trauer1282, I appreciate your having done this. I, however, seem to be a dolt and cannot take advantage of your efforts. I'm using a PC. Can you offer any further guidance?

cbrockman

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2017, 11:59:58 AM »
I tried the attachment feature, but none of my PCs were willing to send the upload to Cruciverb.
Have you tried to attach both the .puz and a .txt formats of the puzzles to your message? Kevin might have put restrictions on the file types that can be attached.

If you are successful with a file such as latYYYYMMDD.txt, we can easily just change the extension to .puz.

coralsun

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2017, 01:54:10 AM »
I appreciate the assistance offered by trauer1282.   I use an iPad and don't understand how to apply this workaround.  Can someone please explain step-by-step how I can access the LA Times puzzles in my Crosswords StandAlone Inc. app using this method?  Thanks!

rbe

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2017, 10:51:20 AM »
I'd like to see the step by step too. I copied the text into Word and saved it as a .TXT file and then changed the extension to .PUZ, but that didn't work.

trauer1282

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2017, 02:32:11 PM »
All, sorry this is such a clumsy procedure.

For cbrockman: I tried your suggestion of uploading the file as .txt, but same error arises that points the finger at my system not being willing to pass the .puz or .txt file up to cruciverb.

For rbe: Changing the filename to .puz won't work.  Instead, cut and paste the puzzle contents into a .txt file and then tell Across Lite to open the .txt file.  This can be done in two ways: (1) Right click on the .txt file, select "open with", and select Across Lite from the choices. (2) With Across Lite running, click "open" from the menu and select the .txt file.  Once you have the puzzle open in Across Lite, you can print it, solve it, or save it as a real .puz.

For coralsun: The best way to proceed is to use the desktop version of Across Lite as described above to create a .puz file. Then open it on your iPad, e.g., by emailing it to yourself and opening the .puz attachment in your iPad email client. 

rbe

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2017, 06:19:07 PM »
It worked! I changed the extension back to TXT and opened in Across Lite as a TXT file.  :)

marylamb

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2017, 07:57:50 PM »
It worked for me too! Thank you so much, trauer1282. I have sorely missed the LAT puzzle in Across Lite.

Dedmon

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2017, 09:22:23 AM »
The Database is now caught up with 7/25/17.  There is not a puzzle today but the last 2 weeks are filled in.

BJMcBean

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2017, 03:13:31 PM »
Thanks!

coralsun

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2017, 03:14:50 PM »
Thanks trauer1282 and Dedmon, and everyone!

marylamb

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2017, 07:30:29 PM »
Thanks!

trauer1282

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Re: L.A.Times
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2017, 08:22:34 PM »
Nice to see the database updated as pointed out by Dedmon and others! But today's puzzle hasn't been posted and I needed my "fix", so I just updated posting from last Thursday with today's (Weds) puzzle. Hopefully things will get back to normal now...

 


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