Give a flannel board presentation. 1. Set up area with board. 2. Check pieces. 3. Practice. 4. Place pieces in order of appearance. 5. Gather children. 6. Place pieces out….
In what form should these words be stored to facilitate the complex manipulations required by the application?
(Challenging Project: A Crossword-Puzzle Generator) Most people have worked crossword puzzles, but few have ever attempted to generate one by hand. Generating a crossword puzzle is suggested here as a string-manipulation and file-processing project requiring substantial sophistication and effort. There are many issues you must resolve to get even the most straightforward crossword-puzzle-generator application working. For example, how do you represent the grid of squares of a crossword puzzle inside the computer? Consider using a two-dimensional list where each element is one square. Some of those elements will be “black” and some will be “white.” Some of the “white” cells will include a number that corresponds to a number in your across and down clues. You need a source of words (i.e., a computerized dictionary) that can be directly referenced by the script. In what form should these words be stored to facilitate the complex manipulations required by the application? Consider using a Python dictionary for this purpose. You’ll want to generate the clues portion of the puzzle, in which the word definitions for each across and down word are printed. Merely printing a version of the blank puzzle itself is not a simple problem, especially if you’d like the black-squared regions to be symmetric as they often are in published crossword puzzles.