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Mini: Going Postal

· By wisprabbit · Published 8 months ago

A little practice puzzle. I spent all day trying to make this work the other day, and kept getting stuck with bad fills and nonsense words. Today, I tried moving the black squares to the opposite corners, and the fill came together in about two minutes.
I post crosswords and logic puzzles on my Twitter: https://twitter.com/wisprabbit
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  • Mike D 🤓45s · 8 months ago
    Nice one! Funny how moving the squares like that can make such a big difference.
    I'm looking at a cat LOAF
    5D LOAFShape of bread or of a sitting cat
    as I type this 😹
    • wisprabbit constructor · 8 months ago
      thanks! In retrospect, I should have realised that the first version wasn't going to work - you end up having to fill O---F and E---A, which are restrictive enough together to have a knock-on effect on the rest of the grid. Crossword filling isn't a skill I have yet, but I'm working on it!
    • Sommersmith 👇34s · 8 months ago
      Nice puzzle, with quotes from one of my favorite books!
      • wisprabbit constructor · 8 months ago
        thank you! This puzzle idea started from the FEAR
        8A FEAR"Welcome to ____. It's 1A, turned inside out. You know it can't go wrong, you're sure it can't go wrong... But it might." - Moist von Lipwig, Going Postal (Terry Pratchett)
        quote, one of my favourite bits in the whole Discworld series
      1A"He said [providing a false prospect of salvation] offered that greatest of all treasures which is ____, sir." - prison warder Mr Wilkinson, Going Postal (Terry Pratchett)
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      Across
      1. 1A
        "He said [providing a false prospect of salvation] offered that greatest of all treasures which is ____, sir." - prison warder Mr Wilkinson, Going Postal (Terry Pratchett)
      2. 5A
        One with a particular infectious disease
      3. 6A
        "You're ___ __ talk!" - possible response when the pot calls the kettle black
      4. 7A
        Measurements of land
      5. 8A
        "Welcome to ____. It's 1A
        "He said [providing a false prospect of salvation] offered that greatest of all treasures which is ____, sir." - prison warder Mr Wilkinson, Going Postal (Terry Pratchett)[----]
        , turned inside out. You know it can't go wrong, you're sure it can't go wrong... But it might." - Moist von Lipwig, Going Postal (Terry Pratchett)
      Down
      1. 1D
        As a result
      2. 2D
        Very dramatic form of musical theatre
      3. 3D
        _____ out: to fade away, to run out of steam
      4. 4D
        Greek counterpart of Cupid
      5. 5D
        Shape of bread or of a sitting cat
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