Friday Puzzle #62 - Polish Pentomino Crisscross
The Tetris Crisscross was an interesting puzzle from 2006 but unfortunately, without any rotation/reflection of the tiles, and with all placement locations given, seemed a bit too easy for its potential. I decided to take this style to another level with a few modifications in this Pentomino Crisscross. Since many USPC's often have a puzzle themed for the WPC host country, I used Polish city names (minus diacriticals) for my word list.
Rules: Place all the listed words into the grid crisscross-style (ignoring spaces) so that no other words are formed. The 12 pentominoes below the grid must also be inserted into the grid with rotation and reflection allowed. Pentominoes can touch, but cannot overlap. The numbers on the right and bottom of the grid indicate how many pentomino cells belong in that row/column. Notice that the pentominoes contain some shaded squares and some vowels; all of the shaded squares are given in the grid and none belong in words, but all placed vowels from the pentominoes will be used in words.