# New contest type proposal: cross-codes [duplicate]

Cross-codes is making a crossword puzzle, but with codes.

For example, We have a 10*10 (not constant, this means the size may vary for each contest) grid:

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And your code is MY_CODE, you can place your code anywhere in the grid, vertically or horizontally.

For example:

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...MY_CODE
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Next, Let's assume the next code is MOM.

The poster could place it like

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...MY_CODE
...O......
...M......
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But not like:

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..MMY_CODE
..O.......
..M.......
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Because it is adjacent to another code which is MY_CODE, making it look like MMY_CODE.

The winner would be the one with the most codes placed, when there is nobody able to place a new code on the grid for a set time period (ex.1 week).