Okay, I have this idea for a type of crossword puzzle. Making crossword puzzles (the dense kind that show up in the newspapers) is really an art, and I'm not sure I have the skills for it. The twist I have in mind makes it way more than an art and way beyond my confidence in my skills.
So, I wrote a computer program to fill in the grid.
Now, the problem with this is worms. Worms, Roxanne.
I have Scrabble word lists and
/usr/dict/words and cracking dictionaries.
But, I need more. None of these sources are
concerned with two letter abbreviations or 12-letter
phrases and place names.
On top of that, I refuse to publish a crossword
where you'd have to know the words
durbar to solve it puzzle.
uniq Project Gutenberg
and Wikipedia, anyone have any suggestions about
where to find a reasonable blend of words? Ideal
would be a collection of 10,000 or so solved crossword
puzzles (in electronic form).