Cross swords with a crossword: Featuring an experimental on-wiki entry box
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Cross swords with a crossword

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Note: This experimental wikitext-based crossword utility should allow you to click on the boxes and type in answers, but I made it in about thirty minutes the night before publication, so it might not work properly for everyone (let me know if it does, so I can fix it for future editions). Also, there was one bug I couldn't figure out – don't press "enter" unless you want to end up on another page.

1: When the AGF runs out
3: What to cite if you want to win an argument
6: Collegial examination
7: To build an encyclopedia
9: You can do this in articles, but not at other editors
11: Tool that allows you to easily get in trouble
14: Selective distinction given to those with a greatly outsized impact
17: Tragically underused noticeboard for wrangling out-of-control 15-downs
18: The actual shortcut, even though everyone thinks it's just "CU"
19: Education for aspiring 1-acrossers
20: Article classification that sounds unimpressive to non-Wikipedians
22: Large driver of Arbitration Report pageviews
25: Like 21-down, but can also be created at 24-down
26: Technically, this is
27: Justification for block when your 11-across run puts goatse on the Main Page
29: Required for IPs but not Danes

2: Place to ask why we don't just make a bot to welcome new users
4: Beginning of space opera trilogy, consulted after 28-down quadrilogy
5: Summary you use for a quick edit two seconds after sending the MassMessage
7: What we're not (except for publications such as this one)
8: Sources that don't get 28-downed when you add them
10: It helps to memorize which ones go to all of Congress first
12: They did a drive for one of these on 20-downs this month
13: Graveyard for Esperanza, BJAODN
15: Option 1: Make a joke clue for the crossword puzzle. Option 2: Same as Option 1, but it's a self-referential joke. Option 3: Neither (please specify in response)
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20: Peer review process that's not Peer review
21: A notice that you find on your talk page when someone likes you a lot and appreciates your edits on a controversial topic
22: Informal policy responsible for why Nixon never edited Wikipedia
23: Project page noted for her green gables
24: Project page noted for being a little orphan
27: Tag used when you find <ref>This was once revealed to me in a dream.</ref>
28: Similar in effect to when a pitched ball misses the strike zone, with regards to how many is too much

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(not jpxg) I'm personally weakly opposed to using an external site for things like this due to privacy and related concerns. I would love a Toolforge tool that can do crosswords though! 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 00:45, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The site that was used (crosswordlabs) doesn't let me specify the grid -- it only lets you type in a list of words and automatically arranges them. Frankly, I wasn't planning on doing the crossword for this issue, but I was indisposed for a while yesterday and started coming up with a grid while not at my computer. I also have some concern about using a random external site (mostly because it can go down or become unusable without us being able to do anything about it). If I have time, I plan to make a better version of this template for future editions. It might have to be a page on Toolforge, though, since Wikipedia is very limited in what kinds of input I can give (and I can't run any kind of scripts from the page for obvious security reasons). jp×g 01:25, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Save progress?

Newbie question - this is my first Signpost crossword and I am finding it slow going. There is no way I can finish it in one sitting - is there a way to save my progress, so I can pick back up tomorrow?--Gronk Oz (talk) 06:36, 16 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, that makes two newbies, since this is my first Signpost crossword as well :-)
I'm not sure if it's possible to save progress -- the template I made to embed an interactive crossword inline was very ad-hoc, and is built (ab)using a couple other templates, like the search field. I think that if I wrote a standalone app for it, it'd be possible, but I don't know if there's any way to make such a thing work here (although I could try). jp×g 00:13, 18 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Now that the next issue has been published, is there a solution to this crossword someewhere?--Gronk Oz (talk) 21:53, 28 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, it's at User:Ganesha811/crosswordanswers. Hope you enjoy the new crossword as well! Ganesha811 (talk) 22:35, 28 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! Now, let the learning begin... --Gronk Oz (talk) 00:22, 1 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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