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Grids with double-high or double-wide squares

Squares in a crossword grid are all the same size, except when they're not.

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Extra-tall squares

The most common double-size gimmick is squares that stretch vertically.

Sun 9/1/2019 THAT'S A TALL ORDER!
ASHARABOFFSKICAP
SIAMEDESLEDCHICAGO
PLINYTHEELDERRETUNES
COLORWSLOISBLT
ASSAYEDMICCHECKBEEB
HAECOMOROSLARVA
IMSNTSBREIBOOKREC
DATESUEKEEPSITREAL
CYANSPREPPOED
HITJOBSMOWLINTBARK
IGUANAAPPOLLSEYEDUP
POEMSALTWOODREADED
BASTAYATIMESNAFU
JAMELORELISMUT
JANEROESIPLIRRSLY
AMINOGENETICOAT
MASTGLUTENININTEGRA
PIEZOOMSEXCOMEDIES
ACTAEONJALISXICO
CATCAFELOONATADNUN
KNEELSOCTBANGGRE
Sun 4/25/2021 STRETCHING EXERCISES
POEMPHILTRIPINFECT
ENTOURAGEHURLSOOTHE
PECORINOCHEESESCOTIA
LASSHUHAQUADUCK
ALTOELITES
ARISILKALEXEELBIG
HANDNOOBLACEDSODA
ENCODERASSLEDHIYALL
ABIDESELLGLUTENFREE
SOFREAKINLY
DYETUXPARRAISIR
BESTRAPPERFORMANCE
THIRSTEASYBREED
VANITYIMEANITSOYEAH
AIDECOEDSDOMEARGO
DRYRAHBUTTPUTSYET
LATEPAPERSSCAM
ROLWORAWTRUESUP
ORIENTBENICIODELTORO
DAMAGEOPUSMOANK
ELOPEDYANKSHOWAPSE
POW Sun 7/2/2023 About Two Feet
BTSSKIMWATCHDIMS
UAEONMEANITARECALL
THEELEPHANTMANAVENUE
WESTATEDEBHESS
HOYAARSTOLLBOOTHS
YEARNEDPIRATESY
BEBOPNINEAINT
THUNBERGOKRATEEMS
GEODEOAKIUDSLATE
ACTSNAPTIMETUBESAL
SHYSYMBOLICLOGICCUE
PHOOTOENBORANG
SUGARSTPOOPMERCY
BANTUSLEDLAHDIDAH
NONEAPESYIELD
YOUFLATTERMESNOWDAY
DECATEOSUAIME
INTLETAITSBEENREAL
STAFFSBIGSHOESTOFILL
SAVEASOVULERARENIA
SEEDOSTERSUESSET

Extra-wide squares

Squares can also stretch horizontally.

POW Thu 11/26/2020
GATENALASOFTG
UNIXATOMOLLIE
ROMPVOWEL
UNEASYSKAADD
SNOBSRAISES
ISLAND
ODIEULNAHOFFA
NEGFEASTEDLOX
SANTAMOANPINE
WINDED
DUMONTTOURS
ONOCIAROUSTS
JOHNSSOON
OASISKNEEALOU
SMELTSAWSLONG
Wed 1/24/2024
MAINSALDACLAD
ALLIENAANHATE
GLENNIOTA
NEEREACTOPTED
ERGOLEWIS
TIARAINNATE
SALADADDSNSA
LONGJOHNS
AHACOSTFLAGS
DENADALAILA
ADAMSPROM
STROPYAPATBRO
THORELWAY
REINAYLAILLBE
ANDSTESTTILED

Some of each

These puzzles have both horizontal and vertical stretches.

Thu 9/6/2012
ACTEDVEGREAMS
HIRESALIEABBIE
AVANTPIZZAJOINT
BIDROTARY
LEISUREARANTXA
BUNTSAPES
ENSUESSOSIBM
LIENOAHUBARI
LOCKTEENAMEN
ANTPORDABSAT
AHSOBEAKS
EGOTRIPGOESMAD
SPLITSECONDPAW
HAIRSADANO
SAENSKNEEMARCO
ESSAYESTINTEL
Wed 4/5/2023
BRBIRASGASBAG
AERMARCAVIATE
MAEFILETMIGNON
BLAHDONTMINDME
IMSOREEVEL
TTADASOAPBOX
ROMMPHAHNEAVE
OMIITGTOSTTUN
TALCLOEWEMMMA
INKSPOTSOLII
LACKPACTEN
FELTATHOMEEZRA
OVERSHARINGVIP
REGIMEANTIACE
AROMASNEONHAS

Two-by-two squares

When individual squares stretch both horizontally and vertically, they get LARGE.

Thu 4/4/2013
GASRAPSADSORB
URNLATBRONCO
SMALERAZTECS
POSEASHOPON
UPCKUAIILS
SATNIRVANA
AYERSGAF
FEAOFHEIGHTS
NUITAORA
ROOMESOHED
OOFPENNAAR
PUNICILAND
ATONALSETSOFF
RETORTULWOE
TRENDSPLOPNEW
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