I Love Typography Crossword - *Possible Spoilers*

AndrewSipe's picture

http://ilovetypography.com/crossword-1/#respond

I recently submitted my answers, but I had a few blanks and was wondering if anyone could help me figure them out.

7 Down: upright Italian (5) - - - - - ~Dave Williams answer below
9 Down: idiot sayings (10) - - - - - - - T - - ~I answer below.
10 Across: early type class (8) - - - - - - S - ~Craig Eliason answer below
16 Across: ducks and type share (4) - - A - ~Dave Williams answer below.
34 Across: when ascenders and descenders meet (10) - - - L - S - - N - ~Dave Again!
40 Across: Unger's bird (5) S - - - T ~Dan Reynolds answer below.
46 Down: dot in other words (6) - - T - L - ~Dave Williams answer below.

Obviously, I have answers for the others if you're stuck. Also, if you want to try and figure out the puzzle yourself and don't want to know any answers then stop reading here and leave this post.

Thanks

Theunis de Jong's picture

7 down: tss...

16 across: I'd say 'bill' but with that 'a' would it come out as 'ball'? Could still be right.

AndrewSipe's picture

16 Across: The A is actually in the 3rd position, the dashes didn't show up well. I'll fix that.

7 Down: I was thinking it might be "Latin", but wasn't sure.

I'm also thinking Unger's bird is referencing Johann Unger of Unger-Fractur, but I don't know what bird it's talking about.

dan_reynolds's picture

40 across references the younger Unger, Gerard. The word, of course, is Swift.

AndrewSipe's picture

40 across references the younger Unger, Gerard. The word, of course, is Swift.

Well now I just feel silly, I love Swift! I imagine that I'll probably feel like this for all the answers I missed. Thanks Dan.

dtw's picture

46 down: tittle.
16 across: beak?
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AndrewSipe's picture

I think you might be right Dave. Tittle definitely, and Beak does fit for 16.

If Beak is right, then I think I figured out 9 Down: Dumb Quotes

dtw's picture

Ah, very good. When I'm not here I'm on crossword sites. Never thought I'd see a crossword post here! Thought I'd mixed my browser tabs up for a moment... LOL.

7 down surely just "Roman", no? ... ooh, and how about "collisions"?
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AndrewSipe's picture

Man Dave, you're on a roll!

eliason's picture

Could "upright Italian" be "Aldus"?

AndrewSipe's picture

I say "Latin" Giving 10 Across - - T - - - S -
Dave says "Roman" Giving 10 Across - - M - - - S -
and Craig says "Aldus" Giving 10 Across - - D - - - S -

I originally thought 10 Across was Old Style which would work with Aldus, but doesn't work with Versal which I assumed was 2 Down (sorry, for the spoiler.)

eliason's picture

Ah, got it!
ROMAN and HUMANIST

(I also had oldstyle originally, and was stumped on versal.)

AndrewSipe's picture

Awesome! That does it for me. If anyone needs any answers, feel free to ask!

kj's picture

What's number 54?

Like fighting back

- o - n - e - - - - - h

kj's picture

and need for f and fishing? ?

eliason's picture

Like fighting back = counterpunch

kj's picture

cool thanks... and the other one is "HOOK"

AzizMostafa's picture

Love Typopgraphy+Crosswords. Or Typopgraphy Crosswords Only?!
Thanks with Flowers

feesh's picture

Loving this crossword, but I'm stuck on 4 down (type classification system) and 56 across (typography's 3rd colour). Any hints?

AndrewSipe's picture

56 Across is Red. 4 down is Vox.

feesh's picture

Ahh! I thought it was red, but I wasn't sure. Why red though? Thanks!

AndrewSipe's picture

The 3 best colors to set type in are Black, White and Red.

kj's picture

are u sure about that? i thought it was SET as in the "color" of a letter since it means the width of letters?

Red is just too common for me... even if its the color that is strong both on white and black ... i think SET defines the grayness of a text so makes it the third color of typography.

AndrewSipe's picture

My rebuttal: http://www.dynamicgraphics.com/dgm/Article/28599

Last paragraph:
"If you are considering a third color for typographic communication, think of red first."

ilovecolors's picture

LOL, I didn't knew what to answer for 56, red, but I looked at the iLT site and this one, and well, they're using white, black and red, soooo I tried it and it worked.
BTW, what is 39 down "Southern state type"?

eliason's picture

what is 39 down “Southern state type”?
See any font names here?

tsoler's picture

Georgia

―christos

dtw's picture

LOL, really? Quick; someone rush out a font called Tennessee.

(Although: Florida!)
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tsoler's picture

I already sent mine. It is completed and I hope correct too.
So, about the answers you ask I wrote:

# 7 [d] (upright Italian) ROMAN
# 9 [d] (idiot sayings) DUMBQUOTES
# 10 [a] (early type class) HUMANIST
# 16 [a] (ducks and type share) BEAK
# 34 [a] (when ascenders & descenders meet) COLLISIONS
# 40 [a] (Unger’s bird) SWIFT
# 46 [d] (dot in other words) TITTLE

―christos

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