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PseudXcrossword puzzles
A PseudX is a crossword puzzle solved by using clues to find possible pseudonumes, then pseudospelling them on the puzzle to see if they fit correctly.   The first PseudX's here are for beginners, who have just learned to pseudospell clues include the number of letters in the pseudonume.  The final three PseudX's do not include this help.

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Example of a completed PseudX
This one is a Magic Square: any three numbers combined horizontally, vertically or diagonally give the same sum.
PseudX
 4  9   2
 3  5  7
 8   1  6 
   Clues and pseudonumes for this example PseudX:
 
   Across:         Down:  
   Spear for whale hunting    HARPOON (492)           Winter headwear   EARMUFF (438
   Baby's first food   MILK (357)         Most distant planet    PLUTO (951)
   Overweight sorceress    FAT WITCH (816)         Great suffering or pain    ANGUISH (276


Example of a partially completed PseudX
(Special number pattern with 1, 2, 3)
PseudX 1
 2  1   2
 1  3   1 
 2  1  2
Clues for this example PseudX.  Can you figure out the pseudonumes?
 
Across:       Down:    
TV/radio aerial _ _ _ _ _ _ _    He described gravitation _ _ _ _ _ _   
Source of ketchup  _ _ _ _ _ _      Shy _ _ _ _ _  
Citizen of Bombay  _ _ _ _ _ _     Not something _ _ _ _ _ _ _  


Now try to solve this PseudX:
  Is this one a Magic Square or an Anti-Magic Square (where all sums are different)?
PseudX 2
     
     
     
Across:      Down:    
Quit trying (two words)  _ _ _ _   _ _     Humpty Dumpty's skin  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
Opposite of "whispering"  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _       "Light as a . . . . . . . " _ _ _ _ _ _ _   
Warning siren _ _ _ _ _      Canal-zone country  _ _ _ _ _ _  


What special number pattern does this PseudX give?
PseudX 3
     
     
     
Across:        Down:    
French brandy  _ _ _ _ _ _      African republic  _ _ _ _ _  
WWW-connected  _ _ _ _ _ _      Plastic material _ _ _ _ _  
Christmas holiday drink  _ _ _ _ _ _       Tightly curled _ _ _ _ _   


What special number pattern does this PseudX give?
PseudX 4
     
     
 _    
Across:        Down:    
The Devil _ _ _ _ _      Kiss  _ _ _ _ _ _   
Message of a fable  _ _ _ _ _       Thanksgiving food  _ _ _ _ _ _  
Russion author _ _ _ _ _      Invalidate, annul _ _ _ _ _ _ _   


What special number pattern does this PseudX give?
PseudX  5
     
     
     
Across:     Down:    
Soap lather _ _ _ _  Smooth rock _ _ _ _ _  
Circular pastry  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  Blue-jean material _ _ _ _ _  
Wedding trip _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    Scandinavian country  _ _ _ _ _ _   


PseudX  6 (no special pattern)
     
     
     
Across:     Down:    
Third month _ _ _ _ _   Syrup flavor _ _ _ _ _  
Churned cream  _ _ _ _ _ _  Wild African pig  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
Suitcases _ _ _ _ _ _ _    President . . . . . . Washington  _ _ _ _ _ _  


PseudX  7 (no special pattern)
     
     
     _
Across:         Down:     
Take away _ _ _ _ _ _     Middle-eastern language  _ _ _ _ _ _   
Stringed musical instrument  _ _ _ _ _     30 days _ _ _ _ _  
Cooking pot _ _ _ _ _ _      Easily seen _ _ _ _ _ _  


PseudX  8 (no special pattern)
     
     
     
Across:            Down:    
Gangster, crook             Striped wild cat  
Quit trying (two words)             Greedy, ravenous behaviour   
Great wealth             Ambassador's headquarters   


PseudX  9 (no special pattern)
     
     
     
Across:            Down:  
A holder for eggs             Power
Par Avion              Fire's exhaust 
Large wild cat              100 cents


PseudX  10 (no special pattern)
         
         
         
         
 _   _   _  _   _
Across:           Down:
Young people         Lip balm trademark product 
Biblical revelation book         Large toothy reptiles
Diamond-producing country         "Boob Tube"
Rain-drainage areas         TV news journalist 
Clear of charges or blame          Broadcast of news

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