help - looking for a crossword compiler (human or computer)

Ovid curtis_ovid_poe at
Mon Dec 14 12:32:12 GMT 2009

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> From: Ovid <publiustemp-londonpm at>

> > Cool - I have 3 volunteers to review - thanks all - still
> > no joy with
> > crossword creators.. I'm not doing it by hand bah!
> For anyone who wants to take a swing at it, this is the unsolved "problem #99" 
> in Perl 6 problems: 

I lied.  That's for solving a crossword with a when you know the solution words.  Even that, for small crosswords, is extremely slow.  I expect that this is a computationally hard problem for open grid crossword (i.e., very few blanks).  For lined crosswords, I expect it's a bit easier since you can adjust the lines to suit.

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