Create a Crossword - CHECK

Years ago, I made a list of things I wanted to do before I died. I was reminded of this list recently by a [great!] post over at IHJ. (Another great example of a life list, and actually the one that inspired me to make my own years ago, can be found here*.)

I'm not going to post said list because it is still a work in progress (both in terms of refining goals and attempting to accomplish them). One of my proudest to cross off, however, was trying out for Jeopardy*. I didn't get on, but that's okay because it still felt great to have tried.

But I digress. This post is supposed to be about the latest thing I've been able to cross off my list*. As an avid crossword puzzle doer for years, I've always wanted to create my own – not a ghetto one like we made in high school using all the words from the spelling list, but a newspaper worthy crossword that adheres to strict standards (at least in format if not in content).

So here it is: You're in My Top Level Domain Now. There are a few words that I am not overly proud of and a few others that are obscure pop culture references that only very very few people will get, but it's not bad for a first try. Have a go. Tell me what you think.

(You can either print the puzzle (please make sure it shrinks to just print on one page) or you can do the puzzle as it is on your computer screen. The "software"* isn't as fancy as the commercial ones, but it does the trick.)
Wednesday February 6 2008File under: games, coding

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on Wed 06th Feb, 2008 08:35 pm PST Saxtor said:
Hmmmm, perhaps I should start one of those fancy lists. At the top, get better at crossword puzzles.
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on Wed 06th Feb, 2008 09:45 pm PST Mom said:
Can I join you on the 'Taste Absinthe" item in the list? Do you have to have a lisp to taste it?
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on Fri 08th Feb, 2008 10:34 am PST Wren said:
It looks like Internet Explorer rears its ugly head again in the printable version of the crossword. For some reason, it doesn't want to print what is on the screen. Anyway, for all you IE people out there, please check out the PDF print link at the bottom of the crossword page, or get it here.
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