Copyright 1989 Brian Hamilton Kelly updated for LaTeX2e by Frank Mittelbach 96/12/06 upgraded with many new features by Dirk Laurie 10/02/01 This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2005/12/01 or later. This work has the LPPL maintenance status `unmaintained'. This work consists of the files crosswrd.dtx, crosswrd.ins and README and the derived files test0.tex, test1.tex, test2.tex, grid0.tex, grid1.tex, grid2.tex and crosswrd.sty. Introduction ============ This distribution contains the crosswrd package by Brian Hamilton Kelly updated to run with LaTeX2e the standard LaTeX distribution, and extended in several ways, one of which Brian himself envisaged but did not live to complete. Brian died on 15th September 2005. Frank Mittelbach's comments and instructions (slightly updated) follow after the hline. I added support for several new features, including barred grids, mixed barred/blocked grids, rectangular grids, automatic clue number checking and more, and composed a hard cryptic in the Azed/Mephisto style demonstrating those. For the next few months I am willing to support the package. Enjoy! Dirk Laurie 10/02/01 PS If you can solve the hard thematic puzzle, let me know. I'd like to add the names of the first few solvers to this README. dee pee ell at ess you en dot ay see dot zed ay ------------------------------------------------------------------- I did change a bit of the coding to allow typesetting an unlimited number of crosswords and also added two new commands \DOWNtext and \ACROSStext that contain the heading texts for the clues. Thus this will allow you to use the macros in a language environment other than English. Installation ============ to unpack run latex crosswrd.ins to install place crosswrd.sty into dir searched by LaTeX to produce documentation (after unpacking) run latex crosswrd.dtx until there is no "Rerun LaTeX" message to produce examples (after unpacking) run latex test0 or latex test1 or latex test2 enjoy frank ps i do not support that package it is offered as is. Frank Mittelbach 96/12/06
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crosswrd – Macros for typesetting crossword puzzles
The package provides a LaTeX method of typesetting crosswords, and assists the composer ensure that the grid all goes together properly.
Brian Hamilton Kelly's original was written for LaTeX 2.09, and needed to be updated to run with current LaTeX.
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Maintainer||Frank Mittelbach (inactive)|
Brian Hamilton Kelly (deceased)
|Contained in||TeX Live as crosswrd|
MiKTeX as crosswrd