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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Once I had a great time marveling at a commuter-train rider delving into a crossword puzzle while standing, balancing himself skillfully, while the guy beside him was also deftly balancing himself as he surfed through his social-media accounts with a flick of his finger.
Critique: Anyone who delights in solving crossword puzzles will be equally entertaining with the fifty acrostic puzzles comprising "Quote Acrostic Favorites: Volume 3".
"Crossword Puzzle Treasury: Features 100 Entertaining Puzzles: Volume 1" (9780998832227, $9.95, PB, 126pp) is comprised of mind-bending puzzles in an entertaining collection are the same size as those found in daily newspapers--making it ideal for those who don't have time to solve a large puzzle but still love a challenge.
On Thursday, mobile game developer (http://www.codycross-game.com) Fanatee released a new iOS word puzzle game, (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/codycross-a-new-crossword-experience/id1092689152?mt=8) CodyCross , which meshes elements of a crossword puzzle and (http://www.cryptograms.org/play.php) cryptogram , yielding a fun an addictive new mobile pastime.
THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE (1925) Ev'rywhere you may go nowadays, Ev'ryone cuts the same old caper.
Of course, it gives Cora Felton, The Puzzle Lady who can't solve crossword puzzles, free rein to propound all kinds of theories and barbs and amusing comments before the mystery is solved.
Throughout history, well at least the past 120 years, the great and the good have professed a love for the crossword puzzle. The British even used them to convey coded messages during both World Wars.
I gestured to my crossword puzzle: "Six down, a renal organ?" "Kidney," she snorted.
And while solvers toil through Steinberg's Saturday grid over a cup (or three) of coffee, the teenager will be in Brooklyn at the 37th American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, or ACPT, speaking about his newest brainchild: a collaborative online database of New York Times crossword puzzles published between 1942 and 1993, when Shortz began as editor (puzzles published since then are already available online).
However, the first known published crossword puzzle was created by a journalist named Arthur Wynne from Liverpool, and as such he is credited as the inventor of the popular word game.
The crossword puzzle, which was syndicated, appeared in several newspapers across the country.