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« on: 11-22-2005 17:19 »

Hello all,

I'm working on a program that takes in a layout, clues and answers and creates a crossword puzzle.  I'd like to make some Futurama puzzles and I need help coming up with a large enough dictionary to stress test my program.

Post on here an "answer" (it can be word or phrase) that is between 3 and 15 letters long (spaces excluded) with one or more clues for that answer.  Clues should be short and be similar to common crossword puzzle clues (fill in the blank, puns, synonyms, name references, etc.  check out the daily crossword in the paper for ideas).   Which clue is used is randomly selected by the program. 

* answer
* clues
Delivery boy
Phillip J ___

* answer
* clues
Big party animal

* answer
* clues
Delivery service, once?
Company Fry was Vice Chairman

I'll be sure to tell you when I have some good puzzles.

Thanks for any help,

Urban Legend
« Reply #1 on: 11-22-2005 20:05 »

Welcome to PEEL TnT enjoy your stay here.
Part of the P.E crew

Bending Unit
« Reply #2 on: 11-22-2005 23:41 »

If it's a crossword puzzle you are making, why not make two: an easy one and a challenging one for the hardcore fans. 
The letter 'N'
Alien Language 1
A circle with two dots inside corresponds to which letter?

« Reply #3 on: 11-23-2005 14:31 »

The way the program works is I feed it a "dictionary" (a collection of answers and clues) and it automatically tries to fill out a puzzle grid with them.  So it would mix hard ones and easy ones if they are in the same dictionary or I could separate them out.  This board and Jensor's post also gave me the idea of making the clues a bit more extensible and allow the use of images.

Bending Unit
« Reply #4 on: 11-23-2005 18:55 »

I think his idea was to have a set of easy clues and hard clues, not easy and hard words in the lexicon.

Hows about;

Quick Clue: Bender's female persona

Cryptic Clue: Make him into her, make a pipe into a spiral

Answer: Coilette
hotrod zoidberg

Bending Unit
« Reply #5 on: 11-23-2005 23:37 »

question: robot bender bet bon in final episode
 ...... exam bot

answer: Rectal

Starship Captain
« Reply #6 on: 11-24-2005 07:32 »

Question: who did bender wrestle at the movie thearter

Answer: The masked unit

Bending Unit
« Reply #7 on: 11-25-2005 07:16 »

Qeustion:WHos fry

anserwer:the boy
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