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Multigraphs from crossword puzzle grid designs

  title={Multigraphs from crossword puzzle grid designs},
  author={Ben Cot'e and Leanne Merrill},
Crossword puzzles lend themselves to mathematical inquiry. Several authors have already described the arrangement of crossword grids and associated combinatorics of answer numbers [1] [2] [4]. In this paper, we present a new graph-theoretic representation of crossword puzzle grid designs and describe the mathematical conditions placed on these graphs by well-known crossword construction conventions. Solving a crossword puzzle is not an inherently mathematical task, but their underlying… Expand

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