|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 31, 2008, 18:37|
Fredrik Ekman wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 7:44 am, Tristan McLeay said:
>> Without intending to belittle Paul's achievements, I think most
>> crosswords these days are made by computer.
> Depends. The ones you find in major newspapers, I would bet, are still
> produced manually. Even (or perhaps especially) the "fancy symmetrical
I'm quite sure they are, especially, as you say, the "fancy symmetrical
> That kind of crossword must have existed before there even were any
It most certainly did!
> and making a good one is considered an art by the connoisseurs.
Yep. I've done this several times for my one amusement. Computers are
very useful for doing complicated & repetitive stuff that one finds
boring, but using a dumb machine for doing something one likes doing! No
Leave it for unimaginative newspapers to use computers to set make their
Frustra fit per plura quod potest
fieri per pauciora.
[William of Ockham]