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It all seems to hinge on the random placement of the first few words. After that, it jams them in wherever it can. But those first few make all the difference.

A challenging crossword algorithm would be one that randomly places a word, then the necessary dead spaces, then replicates the dead space according to some rule of symmetry, ultimately resulting in an "attractive" layout.



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