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Across Lite/Java Instruction Sheet

Hint: You may have to click on the grid before entering the very first letter since the web browser may have directed the keyboard focus to another part of the web browser after loading the page.

Grid movement

Using the keyboard:

  • The Arrow keys are the primary movement keys for moving through adjacent cells. Word direction is switched automatically based on the direction of motion.
  • Tab and Shift-Tab move one word at a time forward and backward respectively in the current direction.
  • Enter moves to the next word in the current direction.

Using the mouse:

  • Click and drag in the Across or Down direction to select a word for entry in the corresponding direction. Clicking on a single cell without dragging will use the current direction.
  • Use right mouse button (when available) to switch directions.
  • Click on any clue in the clue list to select the corresponding word

Clue list scrolling

  • Click on the arrrow keys next to the clue lists for quickly scrolling a clue-list a "page" at a time.
  • Click on the clue list and drag up or down with the mouse for smaller amounts of scrolling.

Solution checking and revealing

  • Clicking on Check will check all letters and mark the incorrect ones only. Subsequent re-editing of cells marked as incorrrect will have a black mark in the top right corner to remind you that it was checked earlier.
  • Clicking on Reveal will reveal all letters and mark the incorrect ones or unfilled squares with a red mark in the top right corner.
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