TF2 Crossword - No. 2 [SPOILERZ]

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  1. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Development thread, being moved to public view as per request of Void as of posting on the TF2 blog - ABS

    In wake of the Sniper update, and the previous TF2 Crossword's fate, I have decided on creating a... sequel?

    Because the L4D Crossword turned out so well with everyone throwing suggestions out, I thought I'd do it again.

    Better than it was before. Better, stronger, faster. We have the technology.

    From the look of things, we have one week to have this sent out (possibly) with the Sniper Update. Robin said it was possible. And I am leaving for three days on Thursday. We need to fill every nook and cranny there is, making clues without going over the ones covered in the past TF2 Crossword.

    For reference, here is the filled TF2 Crossword, so you know which things to not include in the second one, courtesy of (obviously) Nineaxis.

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    Goal is 40 or so clues, as that is a good amount.

    Schnell; Raus, RAUS!
     
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  2. YM

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    Sierra Nevada in the 1840s [Goldrush]
    Shelter for young amphibians [spawnroom]
    An environment only above the tree line (Alpine]
    New weapon? [Overpowered]
    He enjoys inflicting pain more than he should [Medic] (needs a re-word)
    Playing till late at night? he'll pay you a visit. [Sandman]
    Popular podcast [Control point]
    This gun defies the laws of physics [Force a nature]
    Resting place of Rameses [Egypt]
    That was fast! [Firstblood]
    He'll bury you in a soupcan [demoman]
    The number of control points in tc_hydro [six]
    The man behind it all [Robin walker]
    The payload has almost reached the final [terminus]
    An only posetive weevil [Beetles mod] (terrible! i know)
     
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    Spy disguised as crustacean [Spycrab]
    Stops sentry shooting [electrosapper]
    Shows who is the boss [Jarate]
    8bit gang action [Gang Garrison]
    Bragging rights [Achievements]
    Red Atomic Punch [Cherry Fission]/Blue Atomic Punch [Blutonium Berry]
    A scout survivor [Bat Man]
    Special Arena kill [First Blood]
    Scout loves his [Ball]
    Sandman stuns anybody dumb, slow, drunk, mute or [Australian] enough
    Big healer [Chief of Staff]
    Big burner [Pyromancer]
    Four punches causes [Blunt Trauma]
    First Do No [Harm]
    Has good ideas about killing them all [Sandvich]
    Pyro taunt kill [OMGWTFBBQ]
     
  4. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Wow. Nice. Adding them to the list.

    I'll do the same thing I did with the L4D one, by mentioning all who threw out clues in the "Puzzle made by" list, and anyone with additional help in the "Special Thanks" list.

    I'm also going to throw in a few Community questions, relating to Maps, and maybe Models.
     
  5. Void

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    2 More clues to go!
     
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    Competitive custom map soon to receive a reboot: Freight
    Disproportionately popular custom map so named after its primary color (orangex)
    I think you should fit a whole bunch more custom maps in the gaps wherever you can, as long as they're established (cashworks, waste, meridian, follower, yukon et al)
    ____ Gaming sponsors the fantastic TF2 Top 10 videos (answer is Push, this is a good one because it'll make people hunt the videos themselves down)

    14 down should have its instead of it's in both circumstances
     
  8. YM

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    Which classic villain does the pyro mimic in one of his taunts [tusken raider]
    Charges faster and shows the men from the boys [kritzkrieg]
    Popular custom to feature the destruction of a bank vault [cashworks]
    One of the first popular custom payload maps [hoodoo]
    Enter lil' chew chew [frontier]


    You're making these way too obvious, its not fun to just fill in blanks, you should actually have to think about them, I'd remove "and a bonk to the head" from 4 down and reword various others so they're less obvious.
     
  9. Nineaxis

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    Yeah, when I wrote my answer list I tried to pull obscure (but readily available) fun facts that an experienced or aware player might know but a new player could find by sifting through the TF2 website. I think it is too easy again, some are really gimmes. Try and increase the difficulty a bit and really reference the obscure "other facts" about TF2, things most people would have to search for.

    The demoman is a black scottish... [cyclops]
    Hometown of the scout [Boston]
    To the soldier, this ended in 1949 [WorldWarII]
    Heavy's job [Mow Down]
    A knee-slapping taunt [Wrench]
    Jenkin mines for... [coal]
    You got blood on my... [suit]
    You're going to be gutted like a [Cornish]] game hen.
    New feature added to the flamethrower [airblast]
     
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    wasnt it on august 15, 1945 ?
     
  11. A Boojum Snark

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    Though the crossword clue should be reworded... it sounds like he knew it was over but kept killing, whereas the soldier page is more like he was late in getting the news that it ended.
     
  12. Void

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    I'll update it with more clues and edited clues when I get home.
     
  13. YM

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    No those are all way too easy, for one thing having "You got blood on my... [suit]"
    is WAAAAAY easier than "You got blood on it [suit]" which also looks better since theres no blank, which not many crosswords have. imo blanks should be avoided at all costs
    (I like the soldier's war one though, thats a good one)
     
  14. Void

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    Up to 56 Clues and still adding more, will post them in a second.
     
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    Across
    1. A fast-spreading Internet meme
    involving the Spy and several
    cigarettes. [GENTLEMEN]
    3. A Scout Survivor [BATMAN]
    6. The scrapped first Medic Unlock
    [OVERHEALER]
    8. New feature added to the
    flamethrower [AIRBLAST]
    10. This Mapper has had MULTIPLE
    community maps included in
    recent Updates. [HEYO]
    12. A Strong feature of TFC, Now
    limited to one class [GRENADES]
    16. The only map of its kind [HYDRO]
    17. Do not mistake this Unlockable as
    primitive and harmless. [HUNTSMAN]
    19. Popular Podcast [CONTROLPOINT]
    21. You got Blood on it [SUIT]
    23. Firey Taunt Kill award
    [OMGWTFBBQ]
    24. Shows who is the Boss [JARATE]
    25. The payload has almost reached
    the final... [TERMINUS]
    27. Scout Action word [BONK]
    28. The Original Dustbowl Had BLU
    Capture this instead [FLAG]
    29. The only weapon in a Meet the
    Team video to be seen only in the
    title card [WRENCH]
    31. One of the first popular custom
    payload maps [HOODOO]
    32. Scout loves his... [BALL]
    33. Disproportionately popular
    custom map so named after its
    primary color [ORANGEX]
    34. big Burner [PYROMANCER]
    35. Arena-specific kill; that was fast!
    [FIRSTBLOOD]
    37. A Taunt for Street Fighters
    [HADOUKEN]
    38. Plays like Arena mode
    [SUDDENDEATH]
    42. The background tune of Meet the
    Sniper pays homage to what
    movie's theme? [MAGNUMFORCE]
    43. A Community map with focus on
    Vertical Gameplay [WATCHTOWER]
    44. Competitive custom map soon to
    receive a reboot [FREIGHT]
    45. Suspected Traitor? Use this
    Technique [SPYCHECK]
    48. Neither RED nor BLU, but will
    cheer on both [ANNOUNCER]
    50. Popular custom map to feature
    the destruction of a bank vault
    [CASHWORKS]
    51. Thanks for standin' still... [WANKER]
    52. The Original Layout-modifying CP
    Map [STEEL]
    53. You're going to be gutted like a
    _______ game hen [CORNISH]
    54. Charges faster and shows the
    men from the boys [KRITZKRIEG]

    Down
    2. Often hated technique used by
    Cowards, Griefers, and REPTILES.
    [TURTLING]
    4. Bragging rights [ACHIEVEMENTS]
    5. Sierra Nevada in the 1840s
    [GOLDRUSH]
    7. The number of control points in
    Hydro [SIX]
    9. More Pain from them, more gain to
    Him [MEDIC]
    11. Resting place of Rameses [EGYPT]
    13. Final Landmark Structure in
    Gravelpit [RAYGUN]
    14. Cloaking Crustaceans [SPYCRAB]
    15. Playing 'til late at night? He'll pay
    you a visit [SANDMAN]
    18. The unlockable of which a Heavy
    may have an affair with.
    [NATASCHA]
    20. A Limited effect emitted from a
    Healing Gun [UBERCHARGE]
    22. 8-Bit Gang Action [GANGGARRISON]
    26. The Sniper's standards are similar
    to which US Corps' Rules of
    Engagement? [MARINE]
    30. It costs four hundred thousand
    dollars to fire the Minigun for
    how many seconds? [TWELVE]
    31. first do no... [HARM]
    36. A Custom Control Point map set
    during a Sunset Skirmish
    [FURNACECREEK]
    37. The Soldier is based off of which
    SERGEANT OF FILM FAME? [HARTMAN]
    39. A Big Shaved Bear that Hates
    People [HEAVY]
    40. A seemingly Un-Patchable exploit
    used by Head-on Spies. [FACESTAB]
    41. The Scout's melee unlock stuns
    anybody dumb, slow, drunk, mute
    or __________ enough [AUSTRALIAN]
    46. Hometown of the scout, south
    side [BOSTON]
    47. Formerly known as Ash Ridge
    [YUKON]
    49. Jenkin mines for... [COAL]
     
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  16. MangyCarface

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    54 across should be distinguishes rather than shows
    9. Him seems oddly capitalized
     
  17. Void

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    Oh lol. Capitalization doesn't show up on TF2 Build font, which I'll be using for the clues. Doesn't matter.

    Final clues:

    Across
    1. The background tune of Meet the
    Sniper pays homage to what
    movie's theme? [MAGNUMFORCE]
    5. Popular custom map to feature
    the destruction of a bank vault
    [CASHWORKS]
    12. Hometown of the scout, south
    side [BOSTON]
    13. First Weather effect in TF2 [RAIN]
    14. A seemingly Un-Patchable exploit
    used by Head-on Spies. [FACESTAB]
    16. A fast-spreading Internet meme
    involving the Spy and several
    cigarettes. [GENTLEMEN]
    17. The Soldier is based off of which
    SERGEANT OF FILM FAME? [HARTMAN]
    18. New feature added to the
    flamethrower [AIRBLAST]
    19. It costs four hundred thousand
    dollars to fire the Minigun for
    how many seconds? [TWELVE]
    21. Sierra Nevada in the 1840s
    [GOLDRUSH]
    24. first do no... [HARM]
    26. Shows who is the Boss [JARATE]
    28. The unlockable of which a Heavy
    may have an affair with.
    [NATASCHA]
    31. The Original Dustbowl Had BLU
    Capture this instead [FLAG]
    32. Playing 'til late at night? He'll pay
    you a visit [SANDMAN]
    34. The Sniper's standards are similar
    to which US Corps' Rules of
    Engagement? [MARINE]
    35. The first fully viable PAYLOAD
    tug-of-war map [WASTE]
    36. Popular Podcast [CONTROLPOINT]
    38. Competitive custom map soon to
    receive a reboot [FREIGHT]
    39. Cloaking Crustaceans [SPYCRAB]
    41. This Mapper has had MULTIPLE
    community maps included in
    recent Updates. [HEYO]
    45. This map has a diabolical
    centerpiece [NUCLEUS]
    47. 8-Bit Gang Action [GANGGARRISON]
    49. Plays like Arena mode
    [SUDDENDEATH]
    50. Arena-specific kill; that was fast!
    [FIRSTBLOOD]
    51. Suspected Traitor? Use this
    Technique [SPYCHECK]
    55. The number of control points in
    Hydro [SIX]
    56. A Limited effect emitted from a
    Healing Gun [UBERCHARGE]
    57. Neither RED nor BLU, but will
    cheer on both [ANNOUNCER]
    58. Final Landmark Structure in
    Gravelpit [RAYGUN]

    Down
    2. Jenkin mines for... [COAL]
    3. One of the first popular custom
    payload maps [HOODOO]
    4. A Taunt for Street Fighters
    [HADOUKEN]
    6. Charges faster and distinguishes
    the men from the boys [KRITZKRIEG]
    7. The scrapped first Medic Unlock
    [OVERHEALER]
    8. You're going to be gutted like a
    _______ game hen [CORNISH]
    9. Thanks for standin' still... [WANKER]
    10. The Original Layout-modifying CP
    Map [STEEL]
    11. A Community map with focus on
    Vertical Gameplay [WATCHTOWER]
    15. The Scout's melee unlock stuns
    anybody dumb, slow, drunk, mute
    or __________ enough [AUSTRALIAN]
    20. Do not mistake this Unlockable as
    primitive and harmless. [HUNTSMAN]
    22. Scout loves his... [BALL]
    23. A Scout Survivor [BATMAN]
    25. Bragging rights [ACHIEVEMENTS]
    27. Resting place of Rameses [EGYPT]
    29. The only weapon in a Meet the
    Team video to be seen only in the
    title card [WRENCH]
    30. Disproportionately popular
    custom map so named after its
    primary color [ORANGEX]
    33. Scout Action word [BONK]
    35. To the soldier, this ended in 1949
    [WORLDWARII]
    37. The payload has almost reached
    the final... [TERMINUS]
    38. A Custom Control Point map set
    during a Sunset Skirmish
    [FURNACECREEK]
    40. A Strong feature of TFC, Now
    limited to one class [GRENADES]
    42. Firey Taunt Kill award
    [OMGWTFBBQ]
    43. big Burner [PYROMANCER]
    44. Often hated technique used by
    Cowards, Griefers, and REPTILES.
    [TURTLING]
    46. More Pain from them, more gain to
    Him [MEDIC]
    48. You got Blood on it [SUIT]
    52. Formerly known as Ash Ridge
    [YUKON]
    53. The only map of its kind [HYDRO]
    54. A Big Shaved Bear that Hates
    People [HEAVY]
     
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  18. drp

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    oh lol
     
  19. Void

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    Well. I need smaller words to fill smaller gaps, thus making it more compact and filled. So let's get 8 more in there. 'Cause... y'know... '68.
     
  20. Nineaxis

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    Hmmm... here, have some short answers and very obscure references to some of the fake companies in TF2

    TF2's plumbing company [Regal]
    Sander's favorite food [BBQ]
    ____ gravel co [Gray]
    Clem sells... [Corn]
    Binski... [Paper]

    And some more short answers...
    Excavation demolition company [RED]
    If this goes away, loadout goes away [Steam]
    Private Twinkle... [Toes]
    Trainyard map [Well]