FSM Crossword 3

FSM Crossword 3


First of all, apologies for the lateness of this one - mainly due to recovering from birthday celebrations. So here's a present for you - a quick odd one out question. Who's the odd one out from Cliff Richard, ABBA, Celine Dion and Lulu - and why? I'll leave it open for now - post your answers below...

As usual, answers to the previous crossword at the end. Most clues should lead you to words somehow associated with free software, but one or two "everyday" words have been slipped in to act as decoys. The highlighted squares should lead you to a secret word. Sadly, arranging for a duck to drop from your ceiling with cash in its beak is beyond my wizarding powers :-)

Across

  1. 20's budget product - mixed up creole, before direction (7)

  2. Premium product - or it was - not 20's (7)

  3. Can map be used to chase ghosts? Maybe (6)

  4. Article Inland Revenue Service (almost pointed north) used to decrypt WEP (8)

  5. Audio player you heard in mine (5)

  6. Bob's a vehicle to deliver milk (5)

  7. UNIX trademark owner is lidless unit (4, 5)

  8. It's infectious? Zarch! I'm game! (5)

  9. Gnome's CORBA broker is circling... (5)

  10. Freeware dejunker - two hundred times thinner! (8)

  11. Send the data - it's high cargo! (6)

  12. Gnome feed reader - crazy fire in meadow (7)

  13. Database painter found before Aston Martin (7)

Down

  1. Email client found on 1950s computer! (7)

  2. Terminal database about fermion, although after time (8)

  3. Horse loads hard disk? (5)

  4. Web browser's not over until the fat lady sings! (5)

  5. Seed Torvald's development? (6)

  6. Langour abour tablet application (7)

  7. KDE feed reader - Alaskan short about 'gator (9)

  8. Standard all the Spanish will never meet (8)

  9. Dennis or Cunningham? (7)

  10. Functional programming language - it's your rights! (7)

  11. Newsgroup system - we English went ten up (6)

  12. Company in telepathy? (5)

  13. CRM system about stout (5)

Answers to crossword 2

Across1. Big red switch 8. Epiphany 9. Amoeba 11. dreary 12. Open Xava 14. Gallery 15. Teco 18. acme 19. Opteron 23. Slypheed 24. myself 26. amount 27. Ccleaner 28. Monkey Studio

Down1. Blender 2. Glines 3. Ethereal 4. sane 5. Camino 6. Spamato 7. Megamek 10. Gparted 13. Glipper 16. Kmeleon 17. copyleft 18. Awstats 20. Inferno 21. Shinto 22. Pernod 25. icky

All answers can be found in The Online Hacker Jargon File, FOLDOC, project names at SourceForge, or Chambers 21st century dictionary.

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