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Super Friends Power, ACTIVATE!

Okay, group. I need your help!

What do you call those puzzles that sort of look like a crossword, except that there are no numbers in the grid. You have a list of words divided up by length (3 letters, 4 letters, etc.) and you have to fiure out where they all fit into the grid.

I love those puzzles, but can't for the life of me think what they're called.

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grrlpup
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
Acrostics?
(Anonymous)
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
Nope, those are the ones where you have a big grid across the top and each square has both a number AND a letter in it. You use the clues to fill in the blanks, and then reconstruct the words you've filled in into another thing.

That was my first thought, too.
hobbitblue
Jul. 28th, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)
I thought those were double acrostics?
wordweaverlynn
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
They are. An acrostic is a poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word.
hobbitblue
Jul. 29th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
Being an amazingly helpful person, I actually made time to look in a puzzle book in a shop today, and they called them Kriss Kross... whether that's what everybody calls them I dunno but that seems to be the British name.
junglemonkee
Jul. 30th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
YOU GENIUS, YOU! I fall at your feet in gratitude. And while I'm on the floor here, I tidy up a bit and do a little dusting.

Thanks!!
hobbitblue
Jul. 30th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
*bow & flourish* you're most welcome :)
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