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    Question Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

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    I've written a program for downloading and solving crosswords (New York Times, The Times, Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, Across Lite, etc.) for the BlackBerry. I've been told that the Pearl is significantly different from other BlackBerrys and was wondering whether anyone would be interested in testing it on the Pearl.

    TIA

    Karl.

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Welcome to the Stacks Karl.

    I'm personally not a crossword fan, but I know there are others who have been looking for this type of program for some time.

    I'm sure a few folks will be along shortly.

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Thanks

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    I'm interested. I'm on TMobile, if that matters to you.

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    It should work on any network. Can you download from karlisaac.com/xword/downloads/XWord.jar or should I email/PM you?

    Any feedback you can give (positive or negative) would be good.

    Thanks.

    Karl

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Did anyone get to try this?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Now know that it works fine on the 8100. Thanks everyone.

    At least on t-mobile

    Karl.
    Last edited by karlic; 03-26-2007 at 05:11 PM.

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Hey Karlic,

    I installed the app but I can't figure out the URL for the NYTimes puzzles login page. I usually go to nytimes.com, click on crosswords/games, click on "Already a member? Click here" and my computer remembers my username and password.

    Will your app work for NYT puzzles?

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Hi

    The URL is http://select.nytimes.com/premium/xword/Mar1007.puz

    Where:
    Mar is the month
    10 is the day
    07 is the year

    The above URL should be loaded automatically when you select NY Times in the File Type.

    You will also have to give a username and a password.
    Note that the BlackBerry will uppercase the first letter of your username (out of politeness, I guess).

    Karl.

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Karl,
    I changed the file type to NYTimes, but the URL stayed the same (www.bukarin.net/...).

    I'll try typing in the URL you gave, but I wouldn't want to do that each time...

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Karl,
    I tried entering the NYTimes URL directly but got "Error Unable to open file"

    Any other settings I need to change?

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Hi afoxen. There is a bug in some implementations of MIDP2.0, so I put a menu item in to cope with this.

    After you have changed the File Type, select Refresh from the menu. This will force a refresh (it should happen automatically according to the MIDP Spec.).

    You may also find this useful (from another forum):
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...tml#post222828

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    Hi all,

    If you have managed to download successfully, could you post here your setup, etc.? There still seem to be a number of people who can't download and I don't know what else to suggest to help them.

    Thank you.

    Karl.

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    Re: Crosswords on the Pearl 8100

    I'm having trouble typing in the program. It seems to default to numbers over letters, and I can't figure out how to get to the second letter option -- alt gets me to the first, but nothing seems to work to get to the second. This includes the buttons on either side without numbers (which default to the first letter). Any thoughts?

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    Karl,

    I bought the program direct from your web site in December and still do not have an unlock code or link to a full version. The trial version no longer works and after paying you $15 for the program, I'd like to use it. You won't respond to my emails, so I am trying here. I will not give up as I think I should get what I paid you for. Please respond!

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