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Chris Lomont's Cross Sums page

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Lomont's Cross Sums

 

Here is a program I made to play, solve, edit, and in general let you enjoy Cross Sum Puzzles.

Over 150 puzzles can be found here and here!

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                Lomont's Cross Sums (830K  self-installing executable)

             

Features:

  • Play almost unlimited size cross sums

  • Multiple chains of reasoning

  • Includes over 10 puzzles

  • Easily enter puzzles from magazines and from the web

  • Save your work at any stage

  • Spinning logo :)

If you enjoy this, and use it over 30 days, please send $15 to

                Chris Lomont
                Izi Wa Computer Miscellany
                10620 Oak Chapel Dr
                Ft Wayne, IN 46845

Please include a way I can email you updates and newer versions, and I will send the next version (see below).

If you would like to email me puzzles (CLOMONT at MATH.PURDUE.EDU) I will include them on my website and include them in future versions, with credit of course. Do not send others work or copyrighted material.

If I make over $900 (just 60 people!) then I will add the following features:

  • NO NAGGING ITEMS IN PROGRAM! :)

  • hint mode

  • when over "sum" in hint (helper?) mode, show possibilities left/total , show amount left to fill in?

  • when over square in hint mode, show possibilities

  • copyright notices in file format, and other text allowed by user

  • in play right click erases (toggles eraser mode?)

  • make module to automatically create unlimited puzzles
            - given a diagram, it fills it in if it can
            - given a size, it creates total puzzle

  • symmetry settings: diagonal, central, off-diagonal, both-diagonal, none

  • allow user loaded background pictures

  • remember last directory used for reading files, etc and ensure config saved to exe directory? or user profile?

  • show solution text and timing should be optional

  • hotkeys for commands

  • more color schemes

  • color/size/font schemes editable/savable/loadable

  • printing

  • PNG file export for web shots

  • hint modes

  • shift puzzle up, left, etc (move insert/delete rows, cols)

  • best times for puzzle, number of moves

  • rotate puzzle

  • draw symmetry controls

 
Happy Puzzling!!

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