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Author Topic: Theme question  (Read 284 times)

Saul Pink

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Theme question
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:25:59 PM »
Hi all,

I have a theme idea, but I'm not sure if it's really allowed. The idea would be to use the numeral zero (0) in across entries and use the 0 as the letter O in down entries.

Example:
Across: 0DARKTHIRTY Down: any entry with an O, example: P0PCORN

Is this legal? If so, thoughts?

mmcbs

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Re: Theme question
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 11:51:12 AM »
LA Times specs say no numerals in grid. I don't believe Newsday would consider such a theme. Just searching on some common "number" entries (IOO, IOI, IOOI), looks like WSJ is the only one that is using these. If the 0 (as zero) is replacing the letters ZERO in the entry, maybe a rebus would be possible. Can't be sure. If you'd like to PM me with the theme entries, I'd be glad to take a look and maybe see a way forward.
Mark McClain
Salem, Virginia, USA
https://crosswordsbymark.wordpress.com/

kwanjul

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Re: Theme question
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 01:36:10 PM »
Been done before, at least in the NYT.

https://www.xwordinfo.com/Crossword?date=4/6/2017

 


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