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Author Topic: Word ladder symmetry  (Read 260 times)

rdarcy

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Word ladder symmetry
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:20:12 PM »
In a 15x15 grid, a four-letter word ladder doesn't quite fit.

Do you think there would be a strong objection to tossing in a non-symmetrical black square to shorten a middle 5-letter slot to 4?

Is violating symmetry ever okay at just one square?

mmcbs

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Re: Word ladder symmetry
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 03:37:08 AM »
The only deviations from the symmetry rule that I can recall were in situations where the asymmetry was theme-related. That is, the black squares formed some design that was part of the theme.
Mark McClain
Salem, Virginia, USA
https://crosswordsbymark.wordpress.com/

rdarcy

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Re: Word ladder symmetry
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 09:24:28 AM »
Yes, that's what I feared. Thanks, Mark.

 


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