WEINTRAUB: As you can see, there are two main sections, the grid on the left and the entry list on the right. Now take a look at the third small area in the bottom right corner, which is labeled “DB” for “database.” Most puzzle building programs can be loaded with a database of warnings. The one shown here is delivered by puzzle designer Matt Ginsberg. Matt is also the artificial intelligence expert behind dr. Fill, the crossword solution computer, which often ends – and to the infinite frustration on the part of us human solverns – the puzzles of the American Crossword puzzle tournament in 10 seconds or less. Neither editors nor solers are enthused by an ever-enigmatic phrase of clues where any other clue ends with “maybe,” “often, “in a certain way,” etc. But an enigma where each clue and answer are direct synonyms can also be a yawn, so qualifiers can be a useful tool. If we use [Work at Carnegie Hall] for GIG (53 Across), it`s useful to stick a “say” or “maybe” because not all GIGs are in Carnegie Hall. If we choose [The Topper Stadium] for DOMES, we should probably adapt it to [A lot of stadium-Topper] or [Stade-Topper, often] since not all stadiums have DOMES.

Introducing traps and tricks to every corner can detach your puzzle as too contradictory. Your intention in developing your building capabilities is to make sure that Solver can enjoy, but also complete your puzzle. WILBER: It`s good to have one or two FITB indices and consider making one a “gimme” because a lot of solver, instead of starting at 1 Across, are going to scan it all for a FITB to give itself a firm grip. Good thought, Robyn, selection of CIRCUS and MARKET, instead of BAG. Check your dictionary, each to make sure your choice is not a one-word answer. FLEA CIRCUS and FLEA MARKET are the two-word sentences that fit a FITB reference. FLEABAG is a single word, and therefore it cannot be dissected arbitrarily. On July 14, 2016, Mr. Gingrich said that he believed that Muslims who believe in Sharia law should be deported and that visiting websites promoting the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or Al Qaeda should be a crime.

[222] Some observers have questioned whether these views are contrary to the First Amendment`s free speech and freedom of worship clauses in the United States Constitution. [223] [224] WEINTRAUB and WILBER: The creators of puzzles are discussing whether the use of the indices in these databases amounts to plagiarism. The decency aside, a manuscript that is only a parade of recycled clues, forces an editor in the extra work of injecting some novelties. These staples of American racial discourse have been hard to bear this year, as the country is shrouded in overlapping national crises. The pandemic unmasked the president. The nation needed an experienced policy-maker; Instead, he saw a professional hustler playing in front of the cameras and claimed that the virus was going to go away. When statistics emerged showing that Americans of color were disproportionately filling the ranks of the important workers, the unemployed and the dead, the White House and its allies downplayed the danger of the virus in the conservative media and called on Americans to return to work and revive the Trump economy, whatever their cost. Now we start to team up for free: What puzzle? This is not a puzzle, as it is much more elegant to stay away from the literal meaning of the entrance. Why not a crossword? This is probably a great option, considering our location, but let`s keep going and see what comes to mind. Is this a sudoku (or KenKen) puzzle? What about something enigmatic in general? What are some good synonyms for puzzle? That`s when I open a new browser window on Thesaurus.com.