How To


CROSSWORD METHODS

When using the CrossKit crossword dictionary know that there aren't many rules you have to follow. We have listed a few hints that may help you use the crossword dictionary   When you experiment you will arrive at you own method of searching that may not fit the use of an ordinary dictionary

Enter you clues in either lower or upper case letter.  However your answers will always be returned in all capital letters.  This is for the benefit of all eyes both young and old

Your newspaper clues may contain question marks, colons, semi-colons and titles enclosed in quotation marks. Ignore all, question marks, exclamation marks, colons or semi-colons and titles enclosed in quotation marks when entering clues in CrossKit. 

  • Example newspaper clue: Neeson of "Schindler's List" You would enter Neeson of Schindler's List
  • The more specific the clue you enter is the fewer answers will be returned.

Example: Entering the word "GALLEY" might yield the answers:

          
        GALLEY GEAR : OARS
                  GALLEY IMPLEMENTS : OARS
                  GALLEY MARK : DELE
                  GALLEY NEEDS : OARS
                  GALLEY PROPELLERS : OARS
                  GALLEY TOOLS : OARS

    Whereas, entering the words GALLEY MARK would yield only: 

                  GALLEY MARK : DELE

CrossKit makes use of all Microsoft wildcards such as (*) asterisk and (?) question mark. The entry of the word GALLEY would return all words and phrases containing the word GALLEY. The entry of *GAL* return all words or phrase containing the letters GAL. However, the (*) is assumed in CrossKit and it is not necessary to enter any (*) asterisk at any time. The entry of G?L returns all words containing G(any letter)L If your clue is given in a plural, enter your search word as singular version of the word. Example: If your clue is the word SWAMPS. Enter the word SWAMP. This will improve your chances of finding all records containing the word SWAMP and records containing the word SWAMPS. Entering the word SWAMPS will return records containing only the word SWAMPS.  Remember. If you do not find an answer to your clue inquiry, experiment. Chances are that a slight variation of your entry will result in a form of what you are seeking.



SUDOKU METHODS

A 9×9 grid, which is the standard Sudoku puzzle will contain 81 cells. The puzzle will have 9 boes in each of 9 rows. Likewise it will have 9 boxes in each of nine columns  The puzzles will then be divided into 3 rows and 3 column with each box containing 9 individual cells.  A cell in one of the boxes of 9 cells may contain a number from 1 to 9 and will occur only once within each row, column and box. The puzzle starts with some of the cells containing numbers (otherwise called clues) and your goal will be to figure out what number is placed in the other cells.  Our Sudoku puzzle answers show only one solution.  Many people have studied many ways of solving Sudoku puzzle including computer algorithms.  There are varying degrees of difficulties.  Our puzzles are based on average difficulties

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 A Typical Sudoku Puzzle

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And its Solution



WORD SEARCH MEHODS

One of the methods for find all the words in a word search puzzle is to go either left to right or right to left and look for the first of your word listed in our word list.  After you have found the letter you should then begin examining the letters surrounding the letter checking to see of the next letter occurs.  You continue this method until the entire word is found.

Another method would be to look for word patterns within the word you are using in the word list.  The puzzle is displayed in capital letters which makes it easier to spot the word pattern that stands out. Letters like Q, O, U X and Z will make the pattern stand out.


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A word search puzzle