doorloper

English translation: Mephisto crossword

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Dutch term or phrase:doorloper
English translation:Mephisto crossword
Entered by: Dave Calderhead

21:45 Aug 3, 2005
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino / word puzzles/games
Dutch term or phrase: doorloper
This appears to be a type of crossword puzzle with no black squares at all (i.e. letters would fill the whole puzzle when solved). I'm not a 'puzzler', so I have no idea if there even is an English equivalent.
Mary McCusker
Local time: 18:27
Mephisto crossword, Xenophon crossword
Explanation:
Answer from Van Dale

It is a puzzle with horizontal and vertical numbered clues, each for one or more words to fill the row or column, which you must decide where each word ends and the next one begins.
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Dave Calderhead
Netherlands
Local time: 00:27
Grading comment
Many thanks.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
4 +2Mephisto crossword, Xenophon crossword
Dave Calderhead


  

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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Mephisto crossword, Xenophon crossword


Explanation:
Answer from Van Dale

It is a puzzle with horizontal and vertical numbered clues, each for one or more words to fill the row or column, which you must decide where each word ends and the next one begins.


    Reference: http://www.puzzels.bambamscorner.nl/doorloper.html
Dave Calderhead
Netherlands
Local time: 00:27
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Many thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  avantix: Mephisto is the more common one
7 mins
  -> Thanks. I seem to recall that as the name of this type of puzzle in the Sunday Times/colour supplement puzzle page. I thought it was the pseudonym of the setter.

agree  Friso Holtkamp (X): My dad can't get enough of it, he calls it 'mephistoing'
10 hrs
  -> Thanks, Friso.
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