Friday, February 8, 2008

250. Crosskull Puzzle



Functional Crossword Puzzle.

UPDATE: Missing clues/numbers have been added and typo fixed!

You can download a print ready PDF HERE.
I've never written a crossword before so apologies for some of the more obscure words and bizarre combinations. It was tricky to strike a balance between proper crossword form and keeping it looking like a skull. Hopefully it's not too hard (or easy!). The first person to e-mail me a correctly filled out puzzle will win a prize! I'll post the answers after we have a winner.

UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Linty who was the first person to solve the entire thing on the first try!

If you're stumped the answers are now HERE.

20 comments:

Isaac said...

You're missing a couple of clues, at the bottom of the nose-hole, to the right of #44.

Another Limited Rebellion said...

I knew I'd miss something, thanks for the head's up!

Jaymes R. said...

shouldn't the clue for 53 across be 3.14159 also?

mirambo said...

you are amazing!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Jaymes R.: Yikes, thanks!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Mirambo: Thank you!

Jaymes R. said...

thanks a lot, this was/is fun, I've really enjoyed following this for a while!

Lost Moai said...

I've got it all except 58 across. I've got all the letters filled in, but it doesn't mean anything to me.

Jaymes R. said...

Lost Moai: that was my problem to. i can make 58 across make sense or 45 down make sense, but it seems not both. I'm not sure...

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Sorry 58 across is a fairly odd construction and includes an uncommon word. It probably needs a better clue. It helps if you add a comma before the last word and say it with a British accent!

xmyheartinbloodx said...

Definatly gonna do this one asap and also you could do a skull to resemble the 1-31-07 boston bomb scare of the mooninites. i dont know if you know electronics but it'd worth a try

Jaymes R. said...

Another Limited Rebellion : ok, then my answer probably works, I guess I was just used to seeing the last 2 words in that clue reversed...

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Jaymes R: Yeah I thought it was kind of a fun bit of word play.

Jaymes R. said...

Another Limited Rebellion: it's all fun an games till you make me doubt myself :) no, nice job, really.

Ronaldo said...

I think you should check it out this awesome skull + rat made by Jun Matsui. A Brazilian tattoo artist.
http://www.lifeunderzen.com/2008/02/06/el-raton-2/

Elin said...

Brilliant!

The Lone Beader said...

Wow. Ingenius!!!

Mim said...

And now you have a real appreciation for those people who make these up all the time. You did a great job. I got stumped on a few, but loved your clues, even it I didn't get them all.

Tatman said...

Thanks for combining 2 of my favorite things. Please check your email for my finished puzzle.

Christiane said...

Even if I would have gotten everything else right, I wouldn't have found the Hotrods - even if I knew this expression before seeing the posted answers. They don't seem very ecological.