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cross·word

 (krôs′wûrd′, krŏs′-)
n.
A puzzle in which an arrangement of numbered squares is to be filled with words running both across and down in answer to correspondingly numbered clues. Also called crossword puzzle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crossword - a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzlecrossword - a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle
puzzle - a game that tests your ingenuity

crossword

noun
Related words
enthusiast cruciverbalist
Translations
لُغْز الكَلِمات الـمُتَقاطِعَةلُغْز الكلمـات المُتقاطِعـه
křížovka
krydsogtværs
sanaristikkoristisanaristisanatehtävä
križaljka
keresztrejtvény
クロスワードパズル
십자말풀이
križanka
korsord
ปริศนาอักษรไขว้
trò chơi ô chữ

crossword

[ˈkrɒswɜːd] N crossword (puzzle)crucigrama m

crossword

[ˈkrɒswɜːrd] nmots mpl croisés
to do a crossword → faire des mots croisés
I like doing crosswords → J'aime faire les mots croisés.

crossword

[ˈkrɒsˌwɜːd] n crossword (puzzle)parole fpl crociate, cruciverba m inv

cross2

(kros) plural ˈcrosses noun
1. a symbol formed by two lines placed across each other, eg + or x.
2. two wooden beams placed thus (+), on which Christ was nailed.
3. the symbol of the Christian religion.
4. a lasting cause of suffering etc. Your rheumatism is a cross you will have to bear.
5. the result of breeding two varieties of animal or plant. This dog is a cross between an alsatian and a labrador.
6. a monument in the shape of a cross.
7. any of several types of medal given for bravery etc. the Victoria Cross.
verb
1. to go from one side to the other. Let's cross (the street); This road crosses the swamp.
2. (negative uncross) to place (two things) across each other. He sat down and crossed his legs.
3. to go or be placed across (each other). The roads cross in the centre of town.
4. to meet and pass. Our letters must have crossed in the post.
5. to put a line across. Cross your `t's'.
6. to make (a cheque or postal order) payable only through a bank by drawing two parallel lines across it.
7. to breed (something) from two different varieties. I've crossed two varieties of rose.
8. to go against the wishes of. If you cross me, you'll regret it!
cross-
1. going or placed across. cross-winds; cross-pieces.
2. of mixed variety. a cross-breed.
ˈcrossing noun
1. a place where a road etc may be crossed. a pedestrian-crossing; a level-crossing.
2. a journey over the sea. I was seasick as it was a very rough crossing.
ˈcrossbow noun
a medieval type of bow fixed to a shaft with a mechanism for pulling back and releasing the string.
ˈcross-breed noun
an animal bred from two different breeds.
ˈcross-bred adjective
ˌcrossˈcheck verb
to check information, calculations etc by using different sources or a different method.
noun
the act of crosschecking.
cross-ˈcountry adjective
across fields etc, not on roads. a cross-country run.
ˌcross-country ˈskiing noun
the sport of skiing with narrow skis across the countryside, through woods etc.
ˌcross-exˈamine verb
in a court of law, to test or check the previous evidence of (a witness) by questioning him.
ˈcross-exˌamiˈnation noun
ˌcross-ˈeyed adjective
having a squint.
ˈcross-fire noun
the crossing of lines of gunfire from two or more points.
at cross-purposes
of two or more people, confused about what they are saying or doing because of misunderstanding one another. I think we're talking at cross-purposes.
ˌcross-reˈfer verb
to give a cross-reference (to). In this dictionary went is cross-referred to go.
ˌcross-ˈreference noun
a reference from one part of a book, list etc to another, eg crept see creep.
ˈcrossroads noun singular
a place where two or more roads cross or meet. At the crossroads we'll have to decide which road to take.
ˌcross-ˈsection noun
1. (a drawing etc of) the area or surface made visible by cutting through something, eg an apple.
2. a sample as representative of the whole. He interviewed a cross-section of the audience to get their opinion of the play.
crossword (puzzle)
a square word-puzzle in which the blanks in a pattern of blank and solid checks are to be filled with words reading across and down, the words being found from clues.
cross one's fingers
to place a finger across the one next to it, for good luck.
cross out
to draw a line through. He crossed out all her mistakes.

crossword

لُغْز الكَلِمات الـمُتَقاطِعَة křížovka krydsogtværs Kreuzworträtsel σταυρόλεξο crucigrama sanaristikko mots croisés križaljka cruciverba クロスワードパズル 십자말풀이 kruiswoordpuzzel kryssord krzyżówka palavra cruzada, palavras cruzadas кроссворд korsord ปริศนาอักษรไขว้ bulmaca trò chơi ô chữ 填字游戏
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In addition, he voluntarily composes crossword puzzles that he developed for people with special needs as well as for a women's prison magazine.
Crossword puzzles have been found to help students master basic terminology (Walker, 2003; Kronholz, 2005).
In a happy clarification of the nature of foundherentism, Haack introduced her metaphor of the crossword puzzle.
Various active learning methods including crossword puzzles have been incorporated into these courses in an attempt to increase understanding, learning, and retention.
The puzzle was created for Arkansas Business by Little Rock District Judge Vic Fleming, whose crossword puzzles have been published by numerous magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times.
To solve the crossword version of the problem, Ginsberg created his own database of interesting English words and phrases that he has used with his own custom software for crossword construction.
For each completed Crosswords-game, turn the non-scoring spaces into black squares, and create a fresh grid for an actual crossword (replacing letters that scored with empty grid-cells).
According to Arnot (1981), today 99% of the world's daily newspapers and 677 Sunday newspapers in the United States carry crossword puzzle, and the number of regular solvers is counted in the millions.
D Blaine, of Ely, Cardiff, said: 'I much prefer your larger squares in the quick crossword.
The film plays as a close cousin to a great many other docs about nerd sports to come along recently -- ``Spellbound,'' ``Mad Hot Ballroom,'' ``A League of Ordinary Gentlemen'' among them -- filling in the blanks of the trivial pursuit while leading up to a nail-biting competition, in this case, the 28th annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
WHO: New York Times Crossword editor Will Shortz; director Patrick Creadon; producer Christine O'Malley
Editor's Note: GRIT now includes the answer to the current crossword puzzle in the same issue.