Regular Expression Crossword – Fun Practice with RegEx

This entry was posted Saturday, 16 February, 2013 at 9:26 pm by Mario Lurig

RegEx CrosswordAfter seeing the post on Slashdot about the Regular Expressions crossword, I was inspired. I also wanted a puzzle that was easier and more approachable for the beginners or intermittent RegEx users.

So, I found a great base puzzle generator (javascript) and after a few hours, some graph paper, and some tweaks to the code, I created a RegEx crossword puzzle for others to check out. If people enjoy it, let me know in the comments. I’m thinking of putting out a physical workbook of these for fun.

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5 Comments to Regular Expression Crossword – Fun Practice with RegEx

  1. Lindrian says:

    February 17th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Nice stuff :)

    It was quite hard considering I did not know all the movie names by heart. Either way, I recommend you check the quiz on my site http://www.regex101.com/quiz/ :)

    Keep the cross words coming!

  2. G says:

    February 18th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    3 across was quite hard. I had to cheat and look at the script and felt better to find this very generic word. BUT I got the others! :D

  3. bazmegakapa says:

    March 7th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    The label “Puzzle #1″ made me hope there are others if I finish it… ;)

  4. anon says:

    May 18th, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Why couldn’t 9 down be “good”? This is way too ambiguous to be solveable.

  5. lilo says:

    September 8th, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Please make some more Regular Expression Crosswords. I really enjoyed this one!

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