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Crossword Word Count

The number of black squares in a crossword puzzle, and the number of marks needed to bound the black squares allows one to determine the number of words the puzzle contains.

Old Node ID: 
3871
MSC Codes: 
05Cxx
Author(s): 
Matthew Duchnowski
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2012
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
April, 2011
Subject(s): 
Discrete Mathematics
Graph Theory
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Rating Count: 
5.00
Rating Sum: 
15.00
Rating Average: 
3.00
Applicable Course(s): 
2.7 Finite Math
3.7 Discrete Math
Modify Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2012
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Average: 3 (5 votes)

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