Today's crossword solvers know that in the last couple of decades, puzzles have taken a decidedly modern turn. Gone is the era when something could be included in a crossword if and only if it was in the dictionary. Nowadays, you'll see plenty of references to sports, current TV, popular music, et cetera. This is all well and good for the kids out there, but loyal solvers who have been enjoying crosswords for decades are left out in the cold.
Well, I think it's time to get back to the good old days. Today, for your solving pleasure, I've made a few samples of what I hope will be a regular feature here on the blog: the Classic Crossword! These are miniature examples at only 5x5, but in the near future I hope to make full-size puzzles that contain an even greater variety of words from your grandfather's unabridged dictionary! (You'll see that a few names crept their way in, but the American style of crossword construction does have its exigencies.) Enjoy!
Oh, yes, these are Across Lite files. If you don't have this program, come on! Get with the times!