Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The world's largest crossword puzzle


How the heck would one solve this? Where are the clues? Yup. Those were the questions that were playing in my mind too. This mega-cool structure is situated in the city of Lvov in the west of Ukraine. More than 100 ft high, the clues to the crossword are scattered around the city. And how do you post the answers? The artists responsible have come up with an ingenious method of displaying the answers.

When night falls fluorescent letters are placed in the squares and they are turned on. Revealing the solution. Apparently, this whole exercise was created to improve tourism in the city.

What an idea, sirji!

Posted by Murali.

4 comments:

anantha said...

good one.

√úbermaniam said...

Awesome. Reminds me of the film 'The Game'.

litterateuse said...

Very interesting. Saw this on some other crossword blog too; it was just the image, though. I'd like to read more on this, would you happen to know more or have a link?

Thanks!

-gauri

litterateuse said...

ques⋅tion, n. [kwes-chuhn]
A sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply. For instance, "would you happen to know more or have a link?"

re⋅ply, n. [ri-plahy]
An answer or response in words or writing. For instance, "Sorry, haven't the slightest clue." Or "Check out [name of link]."

See also, courtesy. [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/courtesy] ;)

g