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(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
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cross′word puz`zle(ˈkrɔsˌwɜrd, ˈkrɒs-)
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`.
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|Noun||1.||crossword 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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