🎉 I'm releasing new crossword software today! cursewords is a terminal-based interface for solving crossword puzzles while looking like a hacker. Opens most any .puz file on Mac or Linux. ✏️📓 https://parkerhiggins.net/2019/03/cursewords-crossword-puzzle-solving-interface-terminal/
@xor this is great, i have been getting emails from the Inkubator kickstarter and putting off printing them out or figuring how to get them onto my phone, but i just did a puzzle! thank you.
@xor this is several additional cans of worms, but do you know if there's any existing tool to convert a pdf containing a puzzle to a .puz file, missing answer data of course? it'd be a dream to be able to do the WSJ cryptic puzzles in this, and they're freely available as PDFs.
@redoak oh man, I have a lot of thoughts on that question, but the short answer is: not without a lot of specialized scripting, but I bet it's possible
@redoak are the WSJ cryptics also available in a JS web solver? i think my next project is... freeing those
@xor pdf only afaik. I may do a little poking around a custom solution - pdf2txt.py from pdfminer looks like it does a decent job with the clues, so it's maybe just the grid that'll be a challenge
@redoak the grid is "the challenge" but it's such a well structured challenge that I feel it's totally doable
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