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Challenging Crossword for Publishers #1 | Friday Fun

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It’s Friday, so it’s time for some fun! Every Friday we have something you to help you get rested and relaxed for the weekend, from word searches to crosswords.

Today, we’re blessed with a challenging crossword for publishers, the first in a series.


1 picture not specially commissioned, available normally for a fee (7,7)

4 anticipated paper waste during printing (8)

6 The stage between an article or books acceptance and its publication (3-5)

11 printing process where printing area will accept oil based inks while rest is water coated (11)

12 artwork to be enlarged or reduced in proportion to an image or text (4,2,10)

13 a few words left on the last line of a paragraph which falls on a new page (5)

14 adjustment of spacing between certain letter pairs (7)


2 cyan (blue), magenta (red), yellow and black (7,7)


4 small characters set above the normal letters (11)

5 the name and place of the publisher and printer normally required by law (7)

7 the four pages at the front and back of a book pasted to the cover boards (3,6)

8 altering artwork to correct or improve an image (10)

9 additional material normally printed at the start of main text (8)

10 what-you-see-is-what-you-get (7)

We’re interested to hear how those of you completely uninvolved in publishing did on this one? Was it difficult to guess terms you’re not necessarily familiar with?

If you’re ready to find out the answers, click here.

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