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3/27/2012 7:08:15 AM

Chris the Indiana Puzzler
Chris the Indiana Puzzler
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I have been solving some of the easy puzzles in my books. As I begin to tackle the puzzles that don't have a starting square presented I wanted to confirm a few rules around diagramless puzzles:

1) Does the completed grid need to by symmetrical, ie the same black spaces which ever way you rotate the grid as is a regular crossword?
2) 1 and 2 letter answers surrounded by black squares are illegal?

Thanks!

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3/27/2012 1:00:31 PM

Frances
Frances
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IN_Puzzler wrote:


1) Does the completed grid need to by symmetrical, ie the same black spaces which ever way you rotate the grid as is a regular crossword?
2) 1 and 2 letter answers surrounded by black squares are illegal?



1) Yes
2) Yes

3/27/2012 1:17:20 PM

Chris the Indiana Puzzler
Chris the Indiana Puzzler
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So I have noticed the completed grid may not be a mirror image when comparing the left and right sides in that the answers can be different as long as the completed grid is symmetrical along the diagonal axis. I worked on a puzzle during lunch break today and got about 1/3 of it done. I find this type of puzzle to be tougher in that it's harder to "scout" out answers all over the grid. Instead I am having to list possibilities next to the clues. Fun!

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