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CrossWordJumble #1

· By Jake A · Published 9 months ago

Constructor's Note: 🤞I hope this makes sense🤞 I’m adding a small and pretty simple layer to the crossword by incorporating a word jumble element. The grid is divided into four main sections - going clockwise from the top left: NW, NE, SE and SW. On the grid, there is a stand-alone answer that, moving clock-wise, follows each of the four main sections. Every answer in each of the four main sections has one circled letter, and each such letter in the section is a jumbled word. When unscrambled, that word is the answer to each of the four clues that, again, moving clockwise on the grid, follow each of the four main sections. The clues for each of these standalone sections are asterisked and say [NORTHWEST] JUMBLE ANSWER. The clues/answers for NW and SE are Down, and NE and SW are both Across. Please let me know if you enjoy it and if you have any suggestions!
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  • Mike D 🤓3:44 · 9 months ago
    Very cool!
    • Jake A constructor · 9 months ago
      Thanks! I’m hoping it’s not too clunky.
    • Jon 4:53 · 9 months ago
      Aren't the 4 sections going counter clockwise?
      • Jake A constructor · 9 months ago
        Starting from top left and moving clockwise on the grid: NW, NE, SE and SW. The corresponding word jumble clue/answers for NW and SE are Down, while NE and SW are across. I struggled with how best to format it, and I’m worried that it is too clunky.
        • Jake A constructor · 9 months ago
          And: thank you!
      • kieranjboyd 🤓5:37 · 9 months ago
        Nice! If you do this again, you can probably simplify the format by making the clues for the wheel spokes something like "Word formed from the circled letters in the XX quadrant". And then you can have a single-cell rebus entry in the middle formed from those spokes!
        • Jake A constructor · 9 months ago
          Thanks! I’m going to try that!
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        Across
        1. 1A
          Patsy
        2. 7A
          Eat like a buffalo
        3. 12A
          “Reading Rainbow” host Burton
        4. 13A
          Pal of Raj and Dwayne
        5. 14A
          Shake, as a tail
        6. 15A
          Start to Saxon
        7. 16A
          Assuage
        8. 17A
          “Parasite” city
        9. 18A
          Rambles like a buffalo
        10. 19A
          ___ good example
        11. 20A
          *Southwest Word Jumble
        12. 21A
          *Northeast Word Jumble
        13. 22A
          Shut out
        14. 28A
          Peer
        15. 33A
          Galápagos snake
        16. 34A
          Beloved female family member (legal relation not required)
        17. 35A
          Be penitent
        18. 36A
          Run to
        19. 37A
          Hurled
        20. 38A
          Handy
        21. 39A
          Detect
        22. 40A
          Rinds
        Down
        1. 1D
          Evacuate
        2. 2D
          Lionel Richie hit
        3. 3D
          Dangly thing in the throat
        4. 4D
          Palindrome starter/ender
        5. 5D
          Victimizes, with "upon"
        6. 6D
          *Northwest Word Jumble
        7. 7D
          Food for a buffalo
        8. 8D
          The Left Banke’s “Walk Away ___”
        9. 9D
          Patois
        10. 10D
          Some Bantu speakers
        11. 11D
          Millie Bobby’s Holmes
        12. 22D
          Some Johnsonville products
        13. 23D
          Wood turner
        14. 24D
          Oak nut
        15. 25D
          Hawaiian honkers
        16. 26D
          Society of Saint Anne is one
        17. 27D
          *Southeast Word Jumble
        18. 28D
          Dig in!
        19. 29D
          Cite word for word
        20. 30D
          Let free, as hostages
        21. 31D
          Even once
        22. 32D
          Lovett and Crocodile
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