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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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Doing crosswords helps us to: read between the lines; think outside the box; be decisive; take chances; improve memory.
He will not only offer his new crossword, "Daily Tournament Crossword," free to newspapers, but he will also provide revenue sharing options when people solving puzzles through these newspapers and websites choose to upgrade to his premium offerings - a one-of-a-kind business model that pays publications.
Von Coelln credits much of the success of the standalone app to the hand-curated puzzles overseen by wordplay celebrity Will Shortz, the Times crossword editor since 1993 and NPR's resident puzzle master.
Three new collections of crossword puzzles by Charles Preston (who is the Crossword Puzzle Editor of USA Today and Dow Jones's National Observer for over a decade, as well as a distinguished crossword puzzle expert who has compiled more than 100 puzzle books) are now available from AKA Associates for dedicated crossword puzzle enthusiasts.
PuzzleSocial was already employing its offer walls, videos, and interstitials to monetize its crossword app, so implementing additional monetization programs from Tapjoy seemed a logical move.
Although the researchers found practice levels were "comparatively low", solvers still spent up to seven hours a week working on crosswords and typically started solving in their teens.
HERE'S your chance to scoop PS10 worth of shopping vouchers in our prize crossword. The first correct entry out of the hat wins.
There'll be no crosswords, there'll be no boss words, In our crossword puzzle of love.
Every night when I got in from work, I made a cuppa, slipped off my shoes and sank onto the sofa to tackle the crossword in the local evening paper, The Herald.
212 PAGES OF CROSSWORDS, QUIZZES, SUDOKUS, KAKUROS - AND MUCH, MUCH MORE Your weekly puzzle challenge CON TRICK Each question has four possible answers and is worth from one to 15 points.
The Times says it is thought to be the first proposal since the crossword began appearing in the paper 85 years ago.
Dr Nauman Buttk, consultant haematologist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital - and crossword enthusiast - agrees with the evidence supporting the cognitive benefits of solving mental puzzles like crosswords.