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 Post subject: Cross+A
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:52 pm 
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The purpose of Cross+A is to simplify the solution of puzzles (word-based and logic). The program can solve and generate many kinds of puzzles. The created puzzle can be saved as a graphic file (Windows Bitmap, Windows Metafile, GIF, JPEG, PNG and CorelDRAW formats are supported). Also the batch creating of puzzles is available.

Authors: Sergey Kutasov, Ilya Morozov
Version: 8.17
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Licence: Shareware
Price: $30
Languages: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Help Files: English, German, Latvian, Polish, Russian

Puzzles:
Sudoku, Nonogram ("Hanjie"), Kakuro, Hitori, Slitherlink, Link-a-Pix ("Paint by Pairs"), Fill-a-Pix ("Mosaik"), Battleships, Hashiwokakero ("Bridges"), Masyu, Light Up ("Akari"), Fillomino, Futoshiki ("Unequal"), Kuromasu, Nurikabe, Tents ("Tents and Trees"), KenKen ("CalcuDoku"), Hidato ("Hidoku"), Numbrix, Shikaku, Galaxies ("Tentai Show"), Skyscrapers, Sum Skyscrapers, Hakyuu ("Ripple Effect"), Grand Tour, Easy as ABC, Clouds ("Radar"), Yajilin, Minesweeper, Minesweeper Battleships, Heyawake, Tenner Grid, Hundred, Arrows, Mathrax, Str8ts, Linesweeper, Binairo ("Tohu wa Vohu"), Walls, Dominosa, Patchwork ("Tatami"), Knossos, Rekuto, Neighbours, Four Winds, Shakashaka, Kakurasu.

Sudoku Variations:
9 x 9, 10 x 10, 12 x 12, 15 x 15, 16 x 16, Sudoku X, Argyle Sudoku, Geometry Sudoku (Kikagaku Nanpure), Godoku (Wordoku), Asterisk Sudoku, Girandola, Center Dot, Windoku, Sudoku-DG, Anti-Knight Sudoku, Anti Diagonal Sudoku, Killer Sudoku, Greater Than Sudoku, Even-Odd Sudoku, Consecutive Sudoku, Kropki Sudoku, Sukaku, Chain Sudoku, Frame Sudoku, Samurai Sudoku, Flower Sudoku, Sohei Sudoku, Kazaguruma, Butterfly Sudoku, Cross Sudoku, Gattai-3, Twodoku, Triple Doku, Twin Corresponding Sudoku, Hoshi, Star Sudoku, Tridoku.

The unregistered version allows to:
  • view words with 6 letters length;
  • solve and create five variants of Sudoku (9 x 9, 10 x 10, 12 x 12, 15 x 15, 16 x 16);
  • solve Nonogram, Kakuro and Hitori.

Warning: No any "manual" or "step-by-step" solving! Automatic solving and automatic creating of puzzles are available only.

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
English Help: http://www.cross-plus-a.com/help.htm


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 Post subject: Cross+A
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:48 am 
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The version 8.19 of Cross+A was released. New kinds of puzzles were added:
  • Anti-King Sudoku
  • Skyscraper Sudoku (8 x 8)
  • Seethrough
  • Lighthouses
  • Tapa
  • Forbidden Four

There are many variations of Tapa puzzle. Some of them can be solved by Cross+A.
  • Tapa [Line]
  • No Squares Tapa
  • Equal Tapa
  • B&W Tapa
  • Tapa Islands
  • Pata

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:57 pm 
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The version 8.20 of Cross+A is available now. New variations of Sudoku were added:
  • 6 x 6
  • 8 x 8
  • Non-Consecutive Sudoku

Cross+A contains new variations of Tapa:
  • Tapa Balance
  • Tapa Row
  • Tapa 1-n
  • Dissected Tapa

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com


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 Post subject: Cross+A 8.21
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:15 am 
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The version 8.21 of Cross+A was released: added the solving and creating of Tripod Sudoku. Export of puzzles to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).

New kinds of logic puzzles:
  • Island
  • Dominion
  • Tren
  • Pairs Nurikabe

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com


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 Post subject: Re: Cross+A
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:46 pm 
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In the Cross-A program, can specific solving techniques be included in the generated puzzles? Foe example, if one wants puzzles that have and x-wing and empty rectangle techniques in them, can an option be set for this?


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 Post subject: Re: Cross+A
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:46 am 
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In the Cross-A program, can specific solving techniques be included in the generated puzzles?

No, such option is not available.


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 Post subject: Cross+A 8.22
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:16 pm 
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The version 8.22 is available for downloading. It contains new variations of Sudoku:
  • Sudoku Mine (6 x 6, 9 x 9)
  • Killer Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)
  • Greater Than Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)
  • Even-Odd Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)
  • Consecutive Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)
  • Kropki Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)

Also the solver and the generator of Fillomino were inproved. Now Cross+A can solve and create eight variations:
  • No Rectangles Fillomino
  • Only Rectangles Fillomino
  • No 2 x 2 Squares Fillomino
  • Non-Consecutive Fillomino
  • Consecutive Fillomino
  • No Row/Column Repeats Fillomino
  • All Odds Fillomino
  • All Evens Fillomino

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com


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 Post subject: Cross+A 8.24
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The version 8.24 of Cross+A was released. New kinds of puzzles were added:
  • Corral
  • Inside/Outside Corral
  • Foseruzu
  • Faibuseruzu

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com


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 Post subject: Cross+A 8.25
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The version 8.25 is available for downloading. Added new kinds of logic puzzles:
  • Sutoreto
  • Renban
  • Buraitoraito
  • Illustration
  • Number Blocks

The solving and creating of Skyscrapers were improved.

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com


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 Post subject: Cross+A 8.26
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The version 8.26 was released. Added new kinds of logic puzzles:
  • Digital Battleships
  • Lighthouse Battleships

Updated the solving and creating of puzzles:
  • Battleships
  • Minesweeper Battleships

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com


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