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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

CR252GB

Pocket Crossword Solver

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Table of Contents

Introduction ..........................................................
Keyboard Guide ...................................................
Display Symbols ...................................................
On-screen help ..................................................
Getting Started ..................................................
Finding solutions ................................................
Single words - Extended Search ............................
Multiple words .................................................
Hyphenated words ..............................................
Searching by subject ............................................
Games ................................................................
Hangman.............................................................
Jumbled word .......................................................
Anagram searching ...............................................
Batteries ..............................................................
Product Care ........................................................
Specifications .......................................................
Warranty ...............................................................

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing your Electronic Crossword

Puzzle Solver. The product has been designed to assist you

to find solutions to both simple and cryptic clues in several

simple and convenient ways. The unit has a comprehensive

database of over 140,000 words. These have been

categorised into 250 subjects to help narrow down and

reduce the amount of words offered to you. In order to

familiarise yourself with all the useful features & functions

please read these user instructions carefully before using

this product and keep them handy for future reference.

Included with the Electronic Crossword Solver is a handy

index and cross-reference guide for your use.

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Keyboard Guide

On/Off

Switches unit on and off

HELP

Invokes context sensitive help mode

Function Keys

ES

Extended search function

SUB

Starts Subject search mode and displays a

list of subjects

GAME

Starts Game mode to play HANGMAN or JUMBLE.

ANAG

Starts Anagram word search mode.

CLR

Clears display ready for new word entry or moves

back one screen at a time.

Numbers

For entry of word length

?

Types a “?”.  Used for entries and word

searches.

./-

For entry of either a hyphen or full stop.  Press

once for full stop, twice for hyphen and so on.

SPACE

To enter spaces or commas in multi word searches.

ENT

Initiates an enquiry

DEL

Deletes a character.
To move the cursor and delete the last letter typed

in the JUMBLE game.

ON/OFF

Function keys

Help

Clear display/back

 


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Display Symbols

There is one “N” and one “S” symbol located on the right

hand side of the display. These indicate which mode the

unit is searching under. When the “S” symbol is shown this

indicates the unit is in ʻsubjectʼ mode. When the “N”

symbol is shown this indicates the unit is in ʻnormalʼ mode.

During listing of possible answers, the right-most character

of the display may alternate/flash with an arrow or symbol.

The following explains what the different arrows and

symbols mean and what action you should take.

Right Arrow [ 

 ] there are more characters to the right of

the display. Press & hold the    key to scroll to the right.

Release to stop scrolling. To step through the answer one

character at a time, press the  key repeatedly.

Left Arrow [ 

 ] there are more characters to the left of

the display, when you have reviewed the end of an answer.

Press & hold the

key to scroll back to the left. Release to

stop scrolling. To step back through the answer, one

character at a time, press the

key repeatedly.

Horizontal Arrows [ 

  ] there are more characters to the

left and right. Press either      key to scroll.

Down Arrow [   ] this is the first entry in a list. Press the

key to view the next entry in the list.

Up Arrow [   ] the displayed entry is the last in the list.

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Press the 

 key to view the previous entry in the list.

Vertical Arrows [   ] there are more words above & below

in the list. Press either the 

   key to view the previous or

next entry in the list.

When in subject mode

Sub title [ ] there are related subjects to the current

subject. Press the (ENTER) key for the list.

On-Screen help

If you require help at any time, simply press the [HELP]

key. The Crossword Puzzle Solver will display a message to

help guide you through the function you are using.

Getting Started - Starting Procedure

Before you start using your Crossword Puzzle Solver,

please carefully remove the battery tab located at the rear of

the unit. Then insert a blunt fine point (such as a paper clip)

into the small hole marked RESET.

NOTE: Please remove the plastic label covering the LCD

display to ensure you can see your entries properly.

 


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Finding Solutions

Single word - Normal Mode

Press [ON/OFF] key to switch on the Crossword Puzzle

Solver. The screen asks you to enter the size of the solution

word.

Word size?

Using the number keys, type the number of letters in the

solution and press [ENTER]. For example, if the clue is

“Physical feeling (9)”.  The answer is 9 letters long, Type a

9 and press [ENTER]. The screen displays a series of 9 ʻ?ʼ.

?????????

If you know any of the letters of the solution, substitute the

ʻ?ʼ for those letters. For example, you may know the first

letter is an “S”, the sixth letter is “T” and the nineth letter is

an “N”. To substitute the ʻ?ʼ, press    keys to move the

cursor to the desired ʻ?ʼ, and type in the known letter(s). If

you enter a letter in the wrong place, move the cursor to the

mistake and type a ʻ?ʼ.

S????T??N

Now press [ENTER] to search the whole database for all 9-

letter words which contain “S” as the first letter, “T” as the

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sixth letter and “N” as the nineth letter. The screen will

display the first matching word it can find.

SALVATION

 [

]

 [ ] will flash to indicate if there are more matching

words. Press 

 to view the next word. Continue this

process until you find the desired word you require.

Press

 to scroll back up the list.

SENSATION

 [

]

Press [CLR] to clear the screen ready for another search for

9-letter words or...

?????????

Press [CLR] again to if you wish to enter a new word size.

Word size?

Single word - Extended Search

In the example given above, if the list does not contain the

required answer, press the [ES] key to perform a single

word Extended Search. This will search for your word

within the phrase and multiple-word entries in the database.

 


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For example, you may be looking for the word “Sherlock”

which is not contained as a single word entry but is

contained within the entry of “Sherlock Homes and Dr

Watson”.

Note: Extended Search can be used after all types of

search (single word, phrases or hyphenated).

Multiple words - Normal Mode

The solution may contain more than one word, e.g. the clue

could be “Shakespeare play (4,4)”.

Press [CLR] twice to clear the screen ready for a search.

Word size?

Press [4] then [SPACE] then [4] and then [ENTER], display

will show:

????, ????

If you know any of the letters in the solution, substitute the

?ʼs with them. For example, you may know that the 1st

letter of the 1st word is an “K” and that the last letter of the

2nd word is an “R”. Press the    keys to move the cursor

to the desired ʻ?ʼʼs, and type the known letter(s).

K??? ???R

Press (ENTER) to search for matching phrases. The screen

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displays the first matching phrase it can find.

 KALA  AZAR

 [ ] may flash to indicate if there are more matching

phrases. Press

to view the next phrase until you find the

desired phrase containing your words. Press

to scroll

back up the list.

Press [CLR] to clear the screen ready for another search for

phrases of “4,4” words, or press [CLR] again to if you wish

to search for a different sized phrase.

Multiple Word - Extended Search

In the example given above you could use the Extended

Search mode to find multiple word answers within phrases

or when you are unable to find a multi-word answer using

standard search then you can try to find it using Extended

Search.

E.g. the clue is “Character in Bond Movie. (3,3)”   (Answer

is Odd Job)

Press [CLR] twice to show -

Word size?

Press [3], [Space], [3] and [Enter] to show -

 


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???,???

Enter any know letters, e.g.

?D?,?OB

Press the [ES] key and select Ext.Search to search the

whole database. The unit will give -

ODD JOB MAN

This is the only answer from the unit and the subject this

belongs to is ʻTrades, professions and occupationʼ. The

words “ODD JOB” will flash to prompt you that this was

your required match.

Hyphenated words

The solution may contain hyphenated words, for example

“co-pilot”. Follow the procedure for finding phrases BUT

press the [-] key instead of the [SPACE] key, i.e.

Press [CLR] to clear the screen ready for a search.

Word size?

Press [2] then [-] then [5] and then [ENTER]

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??-?????

If you know any of the letters in the solution, substitute the

?ʼs with them. For example, you may know that the 1st

letter of the 1st word is an “C. Press the    keys to move

the cursor to the desired ʻ?ʼʼs, and type the known

letter(s).

C?-?????

Press (ENTER) to search for matching phrases. The screen

displays the first matching phrase it can find.

CO-PILOT

 [ ]will flash to indicate if there are more matching

phrases. Press

repeatedly to search for other phrases

until you find the desired one. Press

to scroll back up the

list.

Press [CLR] to clear the screen ready for another search for

hyphenated phrases of “3-5” words, or press [CLR] again to

if you wish to search for a different sized phrase.

Searching by subject

In order to help narrow down your search for a solution, the

Crossword Puzzle Solver database has been categorised

into 250 subjects to enable you to search by subject.

 


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Note: The subject titles are arranged with a cross-

reference format to help guide you to the desired subject

title. Please refer to the Index/Cross Reference booklet

enclosed.

To search by subject, press the [SUB] key before you have

entered the word size. The “S” symbol on the right of the

display will come on indicating the Crossword Solver is

now in search by subject mode. The screen will ask you to

choose a subject...

Subject?

...is displayed briefly and then the screen displays the first

subject, “African countries”

African coun [

] [

 ] [

]

The [ ], [

 ] and [ ] symbols will flash alternately.

The [ ] symbol indicates there is related subject under this

title. The [ ] symbol indicates there are more subjects

available by scrolling down. The [

 ] symbol indicates

there are more characters to the right.

You may scroll through the list until you find the desired

subject, then press [ENTER] to confirm the chosen subject.

Alternatively, you can also find the required subject by

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typing in the first few letters. For example, we will type in

“t”

 then 

“r”

 then 

“e”

 which will take us to Trees and

shrubs;

• Type the first letter, i.e. T and the screen displays the first

subject starting with that letter, i.e. Tennis. The first

character flashes to indicate the typed letter.

Tennis

 [

]  [

]

• The [ ] and [ ] symbols will flash alternately. The [ ]

symbol indicates there are subjects listed under Tennis

which you could refer to instead. If you wanted to view

those subjects press [ENTER].

• Type the second letter, i.e. R and the screen displays the

closest matching subject, i.e. Trades, professions and

occupations. The second letter flashes to indicate the

typed letter.

Trades, pr

[

] [

 ] [

]

• The [ ], [

 ] and [ ] symbols will flash

alternately.

• Type the third letter, i.e. E and the screen displays the

closest matching subject i.e. Trees and shrubs. The third

letter flashes to indicate the typed letter.

Trees and sh [

] [

 ] [

]

 


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• The [ ], [

 ] and [ ] symbols will flash

alternately.

• Press [ENTER] to view the subjects within the Trees and

Shrubs headings.

• Scroll down and you will see the subjects Flowers then

Gardening and lastly Trees and Shrubs.

• Press [ENTER] to confirm the desired subject.

You may find it is quicker to search for the desired subject

by using a combination of typing letters and then scrolling.

When you have found the desired subject, press [ENTER]

to confirm.

Now, when the unit performs a search, it will search for

words / phrases ONLY within the chosen subject. This may

help you to find solutions faster.

The display will ask you to enter the desired word size.

Word size?

Now proceed as usual to find single words, phrases etc.

Recalling the subject

Once you have found the desired word / phrase, you can

press the [Sub] key again to reveal itʼs subject. Press the

[CLR] key to return to the current entry.

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Press [CLR] once ONLY to clear the screen and stay in the

same subject.

Or press [CLR] twice to clear the screen and return to

normal mode.

To change the subject, press [SUB] after pressing [CLR]

twice.

Games

The Crossword Puzzle Solver also includes two word

games, Hangman and Jumble, described below...

Hangman

Press the [GAME] key to start the GAME mode.

Hangman?

[

]

Press [ENTER] to start Hangman. The unit will pick a word

(from 3 to 13 letters) and display a series of ?ʼs representing

these letters. The number of lives is displayed on the right.

???????

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Type letters you think are in the word. Correct guesses will

reveal the letter.

?a???l?

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If you type a letter which is not in the word, the screen will

tell you and reduce your lives by one...

Not in word

If you type a wrong letter that you have already tried, the

screen will also then flash:

Tried!

(but not remove a life).

If you guess all the letters before losing all your lives, you

have won the game

If your lives reach zero, you have lost the game and the

correct word will be revealed.

If you want to give-up the game and reveal the word, press

the [SPACE] key.

Press [CLR] to clear the screen and start a new game.

Press [CLR] twice to clear the screen and return to finding

crossword solutions.

Jumbled word

Press the [GAME] key to start the GAME mode. Press 

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to view the “Jumble?” option.

Jumble?

[

]

Press [ENTER] to start Jumbled. The unit will pick a word

(from 3 to 13 letters) and display its jumbled letters. The

number of lives is displayed on the right.

NAELPHET

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Type the word that you think the jumbled letters come

from. Press [ENTER] to see if you are correct. If you are

wrong, you lose a life and are asked to try again.

You can view the jumbled word at any time by pressing the

[    ] [    ] keys.

If your lives reach zero, you have lost the game and the

correct word will be revealed.

If you want to give-up the game and reveal the word, press

the [SPACE] key.

Press [CLR] to clear the screen and start a new game.

Press [CLR] twice to clear the screen and return to finding

crossword solutions.

 


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Anagram Searching

The Lexibook Crossword Solver can also find Anagrams

for you.  This will allow you search for words in Crosswords

or other games with ease.  Follow these instructions to use:-

• At the screen prompt

Word size?

N

press the ANAG key

• The display will show

Anagram Mode

• And then after 2 seconds will show

Word length

?

• At this prompt enter a word length, in the same way as

you do for a normal crossword search.  The display will

clear to a series of “?ʼs”, which match this word length

• Then enter a word that could be an anagram, like

“BREAD”, by changing the “?,s” to letters.  Use the letter

keys and arrow keys to achieve this.

• Crossword Solver will then search the database and find a

series of words which match this criteria.  In this example

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the anagrams could be: BEARD, BREAD, or DEBAR.

Words will be sorted in alphabetical order A to Z.

• When a word is displayed on the screen you can press the

SUB key to review which subject(s) the word comes from

and then press CLR to go back the anagram list.

• Even if you enter jumbled up letters the unit will find the

matching words.  E.G. if you enter “rdaeb” and press

ENTER the CR251 will find the same word list as per the

examples above.

• To return to the original entry press the CLR key once.  At

this stage you can edit your entry by using the arrow keys

and/or DEL and letter keys to make a new entry..

• Press CLR twice to go back to the

Anagram Mode

    prompt.

• Press CLR 3 times display to go back to the

Word size?

N

prompt in crossword solving mode.

 


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Batteries

The Crossword Puzzle Solver is supplied with one CR 2032

Warranty

 

 

 

 

This product is covered by our 2-year warranty.

To make use of the warranty or after-sales service, please contact 

your retailer and supply proof of purchase. 

Note: Warranty does not cover broken LCD displays.It is the 

nature of products utilising electronic memory that on rare 

occasions the information stored in the memory of the unit may 

be lost.  Lexibook cannot accept any responsibility for the loss 

of data caused by misuse, attempts to repair the unit, an error, 

replacement of batteries, and use of batteries after their 

use-by-date has expired, or any other circumstance.  Similarly we 

cannot accept any direct or indirect responsibility for financial 

losses or complaints of third parties, which could result from the 

use of this product. Our warranty covers material or installation-

related defects attributable to the manufacturer; with the exception 

of wear caused by failure to respect the instructions for use or any 

unauthorised work on the equipment (such as dismantling, 

exposure to heat or damp etc).

Note:  It is recommended that all packaging be kept for future 

reference. Keep this instruction manual in a safe place as it 

contains important information.

Disclaimer: In our constant concern for improvement, the colours 

and details of the product may differ slightly from those shown 

on the packaging.

lithium battery which should be replaced when the display

become too dim. To replace the battery, unscrew the battery

door on the back of the unit and remove the battery, noting

the polarity. Insert the new battery making sure the polarity

is correct, and then secure the battery door with the screw.

Press [ON/OFF] to switch on the unit again.

Note: Only replace the batteries with high quality

alkaline batteries.  This will give the longest battery life.

Care and Safety

• Keep unit away from direct sunlight, high or low

temperature, humidity and dust.

• Do not drop the unit.

• Do not use detergent, liquid cleaners or solvents to clean

the unit. Wipe the unit with a soft dry cloth.

• Do not twist or bend the unit.

Other

Please note that although the Crossword Puzzle Solver

cannot solve all your crossword clues, by using its

comprehensive database and your knowledge, you will be

able to quickly find many more suggestions and possible

solutions.

Warning: If your Crossword Solver receives an electrostatic

shock, causing malfunction, it can be reset by using the

reset button on the rear side of the unit.

Mechanical Specification

CR252GB: Dimensions: 97.5mm (L) x 60.5mm (W) x 13mm (H)

Weight: 56 grams (including 1 CR2032 battery)

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Notes

Reference: CR252GB

2-year warranty

©2006 LEXIBOOK®

Designed and developed in Europe – Made in China

Customer Service 

LEXIBOOK UK ltd

Unit 10 Petersfield Industrial Estate

Bedford Road, Petersfield

Hampshire, GU32 3QA,

United Kingdom

Freephone helpline: 0808 100 3015

http://www.lexibook.com

CR252GBIM0196

Environmental Protection

Unwanted electrical appliances can be recycled and should not 

be discarded along with regular household waste! Please actively 

support the conservation of resources and help protect the 

environment by returning this appliance to a collection centre 

(if available).