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Crossword Competition 1

Today we are launching our first crossword competition. Depending on the responses from you – our readers – this will become a regular thing. The answers to all of the questions can be found on the site – in the main body of the lists. Comments and “Your View” are not included.

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The competition will run for one week. At the end of the week, the answers will be posted here, and all correct entries will be added to a draw. One random entry will be selected as the winner – so every correct submission has a chance.

Until I can find better software, you will need to print off the puzzle (it is in pdf format) and work out your answers on paper. You will then need to email me your answers. The deadline for entries is July 8th at 1:00am GMT.

If you don’t know how to read a PDF, you need to download a copy of a PDF viewer – it is completely free and you can download it here.

Please remember not to use the comments here to cheat – do not tell anyone else the answers. You can, however, use the comments to discuss your progress, to tell people which ones you are finding toughest, and to comment in general on the idea of a regular crossword competition.

The prize for the competition is your choice of either a tee-shirt, a mug, or a cap from the List Universe Store.

Click here to download this weeks Crossword Puzzle

When you have completed your puzzle, send your answers to [email protected]

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  • islanderbst

    Whoa! This looks very intriguing! WTG Jamie! And again Congrats on the big day! Look at all these exclamation points!

  • JwJwBean

    I love Crossword Puzzles!

  • rushfan

    Yay! Something to do!

  • Cheeshygirl

    Yippeeeee!!! Finally a competition I can sink my teeth into. Woot Woot!! Thank you Jamie and here’s to many more years of success.

  • Kreachure

    Wow! More time wasting provided by Listverse! :P GLEE :P

    Boy, those crossword items seem quite geeky at first glance… which is perfect for me! :D

  • JT

    I’m going to start right now and win me that mug.

    *suspicious glance at everyone else*

  • I’m fucked, I cant do crosswords -_-‘

  • islanderbst

    he, he, I’m done.

  • dangorironhide

    Good idea, but to be honest I think this one is a bit too easy, you can get it done in 5 minutes using the search bar.

  • dangor: I knew this one was easy – I designed the clues to help – the next one won’t be :)

  • Taija

    Done. :) That was fun, but just a bit too easy.

  • That was fun – I’m done too.

  • Callie

    I’m SO doing this the second I get home while cursing the fact I can’t download things on my work computer

  • Silva

    Is there an error with 13 Down? It doesn’t seem right to me, like it’s misplaced.

  • kittyhack

    I’d absolutely LOVE to…just don’t have a printer…: \

    oh well, hopefully you’ll have one i can do up soon?

  • this seems fun and challenging!

  • Silva

    kittyhack, you can do what I did. I copied and pasted the puzzle version into paint (using print screen) and did it in there. No wasted paper, just a little copying and pasting.

  • Catriona

    Yes I agree, there appears to be an error with 13 down. Should it be one square higher?

  • islanderbst

    I am partly sure that 13 down is where it is supposed to be, but the answer that goes there might not be what you expect.

  • Vera Lynn

    I love x-words. I’m a fanatic. But I don’t have a printer right now!! :(

    It’s a great idea. Have to get mine up and running.

  • Yay! Another Listverse timesink :-D

    I adore crosswords hehe

  • Csimmons

    How about Soduku? I like Soduku better….

  • 13 down is correct :)

  • kat87

    YES!! Listverse and Crosswords! My 2 favourite things in one!!!

  • Acronyx

    To #25, this crossword isn’t a way of life like you think it is, it’s just a competition where you can get free mugs, t-shirt or a cap from List Universe Store.

  • JwJwBean

    Oh and I hate to double post, but I had no trouble with 13 after I read the list.

  • romerozombie

    Jamie, do we need to send an image of the crossword with the answers filled in, in our response e-mail, or just a list of all the answers?

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  • manda15645

    Woo Hoo!!!! I am done. I loved it…it was great!

  • romerozombie

    Same time next week, Mandy? ;)

  • 116880

    out of ideas, huh, Jfrater? Umm, for some reason, I keep getting logged out when I go to a list, so I keep having to post comments the non member way, by putting my email address in.

  • JwJwBean

    #27 Romerozombie: I asked the same question in IRC. He said either way is fine.

    Daddy247: As long as there are crossword puzzles and lists.

    11680: I also look like I am logged out, but I do not put anything in the fields and hit submit and I am magically logged back in and my info is put on my post. Or you could refresh the page.

  • 116880

    JwJwBean: thank you, I will remember to do that next time I have this problem.
    Jfrater: have you ever considered making a reply option on the comments, like on youtube? It would sure make things more convenient, since no one has a way of knowing if their comment was replied to. Let me know what you think.

  • manda15645

    Sure Romerozombie!!! LOL I really enjoyed it!!!!

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  • srichards

    ok i’m done…good luck suckers!!! :)

  • Jade

    Again, I love listverse. Thanks!

  • green

    I love this idea!

    Just finished mine… good luck everyone:)

  • Keep the entries coming guys – you are all doing well.

  • ChaoticPython

    May the most random correct entry win!
    And Jamie, do you have to be a registered user to win this one like the other competitions?

  • romerozombie

    So who won?

  • Hey – just wanted to say that I will be announcing the winner in the next day or two and launching a new crossword.

    ChaoticPython: yes – but you have time to do it now.

  • JwJwBean

    Congrats JT for winning the competition.

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