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By JPxG

As part of my grueling mountain training regimen to become an elite webshit, I have learned enough CSS to make the Signpost crossword template usable. Essentially, it is a grotesque hack of the InputBox extension — full documentation can be found here — so there are some issues. Namely, if you press "enter" in any of the cells, it will take you to another page. I can't do anything about this. I can change where it goes (enabling the fun surprise you'll see if you do it) but I can't make it go away.

Anyway, here's the deal for this issue: everything is an abbreviation except 1-Across.

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Note: This experimental wikitext-based crossword utility should allow you to click on the boxes and type in letters. Don't press "enter" unless you want to end up on another page.

Across

One in real life often causes one on its Wikipedia article  WAR 
Where naughty Signpost articles are taken to meet their doom  MFD 
Overwhelmed by Neelix  RFD 
Policy requiring that sources can be checked  V 
Attention, calling all cars, we have a BLP vio in progress on 5th street and Centerline... we have additionally reports of a "poopoo peepee" past uw-4im in the 1600 block of Stamson... exercise extreme caution, suspect may be armed with a proxy...  AIV 
10  Department where employees love adding "mission statement" to the company's infobox  PR 
11  A parenthetical note made in passing  BTW 
13  Where you could take Senkaku Islands and tree shaping edit-warriors to be dealt with, until quite recently  AE 

Down

They roll the nickels  WMF 
Where the work of 10-across departments tends to wind up  AFD 
5-across deals with, and 2-down can close as  RD 
Challenge-pissing extravaganza for demonstrating a need for the tools  RFA 
Permission granted to public wifi enjoyers, college editors, and others frequently hit by rangeblocks  IPBE 
Celeb email receivers  VRT 
12  Retired annelid arbitrator  WTT 
13  Zoomer/moomer version of "hella"; alternately, camera setting for non-supervised crispness  AF 

Note: the chronologically previous crossword appeared in the 26 June 2022 issue, in the humour column.

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@TonyTheTiger: It's usually in the next edition. igordebraga 00:16, 25 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Okay, it's been long enough; I will put the answers in the article. Thanks for pitching in, folks! jp×g🗯️ 02:46, 7 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the answers!
As a person who plays crosswords, I didn't enjoy this that much when playing to crossword standards, but hey, it's there. Maybe we could steer the crossword towards hyperfixing on crosswords that look like certain things and punchlines that assemble themselves by other words, like how it does here for 1-across? Aaron Liu (talk) 20:06, 7 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I have (admittedly somewhat limited) experience writing crosswords for a local newspaper, and I'd be happy to help out. Sincerely, Novo TapeMy Talk Page 23:13, 11 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]





       

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