It would be cool if I could type some Cyrillic here

Have you ever seen a russian crossword puzzle? Probably not, unless you regularly ride public transportation in Brooklyn (or, say, Moscow). They're different from regular (read: english) crossword puzzles in that the grid is almost entirely open for words, the only blank space occupied with adverisements for cigarettes or something else suitably Russian.

My initial thought was that russian crosswords must be a bitch and half to design, without the blank spaces to provide some buffer between incongrous (or at least incongrously spelled) words. But on further reflection, I guess that when you're dealing with an alphabet consisting almost entirely of made-up characters, spelling things correctly is a moot point.


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