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Crossword solving assistant

Project Description


CCXXV is a crossword assistant, intended to help you find the right word to fill out your missing squares.

In addition to the normal functionality to help fill out a single answer, it can also help in those tricky corners
where you have two clues that cross on an unknown letter.

ccxxv is available through pip::

$ pip install ccxxv


To find a word with missing letters, use '.' to represent any missing letters::

$ ccxxv


To find a pair of words that cross on an unknown letter, use '+' to represent the crossing letter::

$ ccxxv u+cle

banana uncle

These commands use the default wordlist, `UKACD <>`_. To use a different
wordlist, pipe it to stdin::

$ echo xxx | ccxxv ...


Why the name?

CCXXV is 225 in Roman numerals. Crosswords typically occupy a 15x15 grid, 15x15 is 225 and Roman numerals are a common device in crosswords
(e.g. "Drink for about 50 notes (3)", ALE).


The default word list is UKACD 2009, Copyright (c) 2009 J Ross Beresford, All rights reserved.

This is a wordlist designed for crosswords, and contains commonly used phrases and Proper Nouns.

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