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03 July 2009 @ 04:15 pm
Bonus Friday Puzzle  
As mentioned in my last posting, I've been fascinated with vowelless crossword puzzles recently. I decided to try to make (and finally publish here) a word puzzle on one of the grid variants I use all the time for sudoku.

As in Frank Longo's book, the either/or vowel nature of Y is handled by never having an answer using this letter. All the consonants in the answers for the clues go into the grid; all vowels are discarded. Arrows are provided alongside the box numbers to help orient your entries into this cube; entries "wrap" around the faces of the cube.

Enumerations of the clues are provided as spoiler-text in the comments for those that need a little more help.

Enjoy, and have a safe 4th of July holiday!

motrismotris on July 5th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Good suggestions. Not that there are conventions for cubic puzzles but you're probably right, given how 5 goes, I shouldn't have a backwards 14 clue. I had the variant for 4 in mind when constructing but hadn't got the nice 13 down you have. Still, it leaves an awkward word.

Anyway, all lessons to keep in mind when I construct something like this again. I'll obviously aim to not have unchecked letters as well.