Cross+A

Programs which generate, solve, and analyze Sudoku puzzles

Cross+A

Postby Morozov » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:11 pm

The purpose of Cross+A is to simplify the solution of puzzles (word-based and logic). The program can solve and generate many kinds of puzzles. The created puzzle can be saved as a graphic file (Windows Bitmap, Windows Metafile, GIF, JPEG, PNG and CorelDRAW formats are supported). Also the batch creating of puzzles is available.

Authors: Sergey Kutasov, Ilya Morozov
Version: 8.17
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Licence: Shareware
Price: $40
Languages: Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian
Help Files: English, German, Polish, Russian

Puzzles:
Sudoku, Nonogram ("Hanjie"), Kakuro, Hitori, Slitherlink, Link-a-Pix ("Paint by Pairs"), Fill-a-Pix ("Mosaik"), Battleships, Hashiwokakero ("Bridges"), Masyu, Light Up ("Akari"), Fillomino, Futoshiki ("Unequal"), Kuromasu, Nurikabe, Tents ("Tents and Trees"), KenKen ("CalcuDoku"), Hidato ("Hidoku"), Numbrix, Shikaku, Galaxies ("Tentai Show"), Skyscrapers, Sum Skyscrapers, Hakyuu ("Ripple Effect"), Grand Tour, Easy as ABC, Clouds ("Radar"), Yajilin, Minesweeper, Minesweeper Battleships, Heyawake, Tenner Grid, Hundred, Arrows, Mathrax, Str8ts, Linesweeper, Binairo ("Tohu wa Vohu"), Walls, Dominosa, Patchwork ("Tatami"), Knossos, Rekuto, Neighbours, Four Winds, Shakashaka, Kakurasu.

Sudoku Variations:
9 x 9, 10 x 10, 12 x 12, 15 x 15, 16 x 16, Sudoku X, Argyle Sudoku, Geometry Sudoku (Kikagaku Nanpure), Godoku (Wordoku), Asterisk Sudoku, Girandola, Center Dot, Windoku, Sudoku-DG, Anti-Knight Sudoku, Anti Diagonal Sudoku, Killer Sudoku, Greater Than Sudoku, Even-Odd Sudoku, Consecutive Sudoku, Kropki Sudoku, Sukaku, Chain Sudoku, Frame Sudoku, Samurai Sudoku, Flower Sudoku, Sohei Sudoku, Kazaguruma, Butterfly Sudoku, Cross Sudoku, Gattai-3, Twodoku, Triple Doku, Twin Corresponding Sudoku, Hoshi, Star Sudoku, Tridoku.

The unregistered version allows to:
  • view words with 6 letters length;
  • solve and create five variants of Sudoku (9 x 9, 10 x 10, 12 x 12, 15 x 15, 16 x 16);
  • solve Nonogram, Kakuro and Hitori.

Warning: No any "manual" or "step-by-step" solving! Automatic solving and automatic creating of puzzles are available only.

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
English Help: http://www.cross-plus-a.com/help.htm
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Cross+A

Postby Morozov » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:45 am

The version 8.19 of Cross+A was released. New kinds of puzzles were added:
  • Anti-King Sudoku
  • Skyscraper Sudoku (8 x 8)
  • Seethrough (Doors)
  • Lighthouses
  • Tapa
  • Fobidoshi (Forbidden Four)

There are many variations of Tapa puzzle. Some of them can be solved by Cross+A.
  • Tapa [Line]
  • No Squares Tapa
  • Equal Tapa
  • B&W Tapa
  • Tapa Islands
  • Pata

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A

Postby Morozov » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:47 pm

The version 8.20 of Cross+A is available now. New variations of Sudoku were added:
  • 6 x 6
  • 8 x 8
  • Non-Consecutive Sudoku

Cross+A contains new variations of Tapa:
  • Tapa Balance
  • Tapa Row
  • Tapa 1-n
  • Dissected Tapa

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A 8.21

Postby Morozov » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:10 am

The version 8.21 of Cross+A was released: added the solving and creating of Tripod Sudoku. Export of puzzles to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).

New kinds of logic puzzles:
  • Island
  • Dominion
  • Tren
  • Pairs Nurikabe

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A 8.22

Postby Morozov » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:15 pm

The version 8.22 is available for downloading. It contains new variations of Sudoku:
  • Sudoku Mine (6 x 6, 9 x 9)
  • Killer Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)
  • Greater Than Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)
  • Even-Odd Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)
  • Consecutive Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)
  • Kropki Sudoku (6 x 6, 8 x 8)

Also the solver and the generator of Fillomino were improved. Now Cross+A can solve and create eight variations:
  • No Rectangles Fillomino
  • Only Rectangles Fillomino
  • No 2 x 2 Squares Fillomino
  • Non-Consecutive Fillomino
  • Consecutive Fillomino
  • No Row/Column Repeats Fillomino
  • All Odds Fillomino
  • All Evens Fillomino

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A 8.25

Postby Morozov » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:12 pm

The version 8.25 is on the web-site. Added new kinds of logic puzzles:
  • Sutoreto
  • Renban
  • Buraitoraito
  • Illustration
  • Number Blocks
The solving and creating of Skyscrapers were improved.

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A 8.27

Postby Morozov » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:57 pm

The version 8.27 is available for downloading. The solving and creating of Sujiken were added.

Sujiken is a variation of sudoku, played in a triangular grid. The puzzle was invented by George Heineman.

New kinds of logic puzzles in Cross+A:
  • Creek
  • Trinudo

WWW: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A 8.31

Postby Morozov » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:24 am

The version 8.31 was released. Added new kinds of logic puzzles:
  • Number Chain
  • Settokapetto
  • Renkatsu
  • Eulero
  • Anraikumozaiku

Solving of Yonmasu was improved.
Creating of Killer Sudoku was improved.

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A 8.34

Postby Morozov » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:23 am

The version 8.34 was released. Added solving and creating of Outside Sudoku.

Also added new kinds of logic puzzles:
  • Irupu
  • Sashigane
  • Chocona

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A 8.35

Postby Morozov » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:22 pm

The version 8.35 is available for downloading. Added new kinds of logic puzzles:

  • Different Neighbours
  • LITS
  • Nanbaboru
  • Crazy Paving

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A 8.40

Postby Morozov » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:29 am

The version 8.40 was released. New kinds of logic puzzles:

  • Koburin
  • Sukrokuro
  • Shirokuro
  • Roma
  • Sashikabe

Web-site: http://www.cross-plus-a.com
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Cross+A 8.41

Postby Morozov » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:02 pm

The version 8.41 was uploaded. Solving of Kakuro was improved. New kinds of logic puzzles:

  • Bodaburokku
  • Kuroshuto
  • Toichika

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Cross+A 8.46

Postby Morozov » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:57 am

The version 8.46 is available for downloading. Added new kinds of logic puzzles:

  • Rossini Sudoku
  • Hamle
  • Gyokuseki
  • Kin-Kon-Kan
  • Ichimaga
  • Shimaguni
  • Meadows

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