An American-style crossword grid layout. The shaded squares are used to separate hard crossword puzzles pdf words or phrases. In such puzzles shaded squares are typically limited to about one-sixth of the total.
For example, if the top row has an answer running all the way across, there will often be no across answers in the second row. Arrows indicate in which direction the clues have to be answered: vertical or horizontal. This style of grid is also used in several countries other than Sweden, often in magazines, but also in daily newspapers. The grid often has one or more photos replacing a block of squares as a clue to one or several answers, for example, the name of a pop star, or some kind of rhyme or phrase that can be associated with the photo. Substantial variants from the usual forms exist. Grids forming shapes other than squares are also occasionally used.