Well, well, another DIY Criss-Cross? I haven't done one of these in quite a while. I'm not sure about the difficulty level on this one, so I included a second version with one entry filled in to get you started. Acknowledgements to Trip Payne for the puzzle type.
"3-D Spectacular: The Sequel." Day 9 of ToPuWriMo. Acknowledgements to Trip Payne.
When I wrote my first DIY Criss-Cross back in May, I collected a lot of "3-D" words and phrases that didn't wind up making it into the puzzle. It was perhaps inevitable that some of those extra words would get turned into a sequel. Given the pressures of writing a puzzle a day, it's plausible that I may go for a third 3-D Spectacular, but no more than that. And even a third might be stretching it, as all the useful short words get used up, leaving me to make a puzzle with STANDARD DEVIATION, DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, and BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL.
"3-D Spectacular." Acknowledgements to Trip Payne.
In a Do-It-Yourself Criss-Cross, your goal is to place a provided set of words into a grid so that the words all fit criss-cross style. That is, every string of two or more letters reading across or down in the grid is a word from the list, and all the words are interconnected. However, instead of providing a framework of blanks to fill in, you are given the placement of some of the letters from the wordlist, and must deduce where the words fit. The puzzle will have a unique solution.