crossword puzzle


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crossword puzzle

(ˈkrɒsˌwɜːd)
n
(Games, other than specified) a puzzle in which the solver deduces words suggested by numbered clues and writes them into corresponding boxes in a grid to form a vertical and horizontal pattern. Sometimes shortened to: crossword

cross′word puz`zle

(ˈkrɔsˌwɜrd, ˈkrɒs-)
n.
a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues or definitions are fitted into a pattern of horizontal and vertical squares, one letter per square, so that most letters form parts of two words.
Also called cross′word`.
[1910–15]
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Noun1.crossword puzzle - a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzlecrossword puzzle - 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
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Back in 1976, the Times ran a crossword puzzle created by a 14-year-old named Mike Miller.