Across Lite file issue

Hi all — on some themelesses that I’ve posted, including yesterday’s, Google Drive has shut down my ability to link to the file. (WordPress won’t allow me to post .puz files directly at all, bleh.) This is based on some crawlbot deciding I’m in violation of the DMCA, even though I am the sole author of all the puzzles on this site.

I’m trying to figure out a workaround, but in the meantime if you try to download a .puz file and get a message that the file is in violation of Google’s terms of service, please use the PDF and give paper solving a try. (Or, if we already know each other and you have my email address or we’re friends on social media, email or DM me and I’ll send you the .puz.) Right now is a crazy enough time at my day job that I can’t spend a lot of time solving the problem immediately.

Sorry for being a tech idiot.

7 thoughts on “Across Lite file issue

  1. Have you considered storing the .puz files on Dropbox? I’m fairly certain you can log-in with your Google credentials, so there’s no need to create a separate account. I seem to recall that’s what Ross Trudeau does. Just a thought.


  2. I was able to download #18 and #17 but got the violation message from Google for #19. Perhaps it’s only a problem with that file.

    Also, I forgot that Dropbox has a monthly fee, so perhaps not the best option.


  3. I love your puzzles. They start out very challenging but after diligent attention the puzzle eventually unlocks itself!


  4. There are a couple of plugins that you can try for WordPress to upload file types that aren’t allowed. I use one of them to upload GPX files – “WP Add Mime Types”. Works fine. You can also look at a different one that is explained in this article, which has a bit of a better description: – the issue is what settings to use, and that article has a link to a way to test your puz file to see what setting to use. Still a bit technical, but once you set this up you don’t have to think about it any more.


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