Welcome to the Sympathy online tutorial. The tutorial shows how Sympathy helps you create different types of puzzles, by walking you through the construction of real crosswords from start to finish. It is intended to complement the integrated help system (accessed by pressing F1 or clicking on a Help button within Sympathy), which provides comprehensive information about individual features.
Conventions used in the tutorial are described in How to Use the Tutorial below. If you have any comments on the tutorial, use the Contact Us Form.
In this module, we use the basic features of Sympathy to enter a simple crossword, then print it and export it as HTML.
In this module we compile a US-Style puzzle with definition-only clues and simple theme. This module covers general use of Sympathy in the greatest detail; so it is worth tackling this module first, even if you only compile the more specialized puzzles covered later on.
The complete crossword is presented as Flower Girls by Beetlejuice
In this module we compile a cryptic crossword using a blocked grid. This module shows alternative ways of doing some of the steps in Module 1 and covers new topics relevant to cryptic crosswords.
The complete crossword is presented as Cryptic Crossword by Beetlejuice
In this module we compile a thematic cryptic crossword using a barred grid. The classic "Letters Latent" gimmick is used to transform answers. This module introduces new topics that are especially relevant to thematic cryptics.
The complete crossword is presented as Scintillating by Beetlejuice
In this module we compile a thematic cryptic crossword using a barred grid. The classic "Playfair" gimmick is used to encode answers. This module introduces more new topics that are mainly relevant to thematic cryptics.
The complete crossword is presented as Playfair Crossword by Beetlejuice
You should normally start a tutorial module by clicking on the Step 1 (Introduction) link. However, if you stopped half-way through a module, you can resume by clicking on the step you want to do next.
Use the buttons at the top of each page to navigate through the module:
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Text in bold face appears in the Sympathy interface (for example, is a menu item, a label in a dialog or on a keyboard key). The names of menu commands include | characters to separate the name of the menu from the name of the command. For example, File|New... means the New... command on the File menu.
A list of the Relevant Help Sections appears at the bottom of most tutorial pages. This indicates which help topics cover the features described in the step. These topics can be found in the index of the integrated help system (accessed by pressing F1 or clicking on a Help button within Sympathy).
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