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crossword puzzle,

word game in which words corresponding to numbered clues are put into a grid of horizontal and vertical squares to form intersecting words. The puzzle is solved when a player supplies all of the words correctly. Though a type of crossword puzzle has been found inscribed on an ancient tomb in Egypt, journalist Arthur Wynne is generally credited with its invention in 1913. Crossword puzzles became popular with Simon and Schuster's 1924 publication of a crossword puzzle book and now appear in virtually all newspapers. Players vie for titles at various crossword competitions. Reference dictionaries are published to aid players with solutions. See acrosticacrostic
, arrangement of words or lines in which a series of initial, final, or other corresponding letters, when taken together, stand in a set order to form a word, a phrase, the alphabet, or the like.
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[Gr.,=something read backward], rearrangement of the letters of a word or words to make another word or other words. A famous Latin anagram was an answer made out of a question asked by Pilate.
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crossword puzzle

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
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Critique: An absolute 'must' for all dedicated crossword puzzle fans, these three simply outstanding collections by a true master game maker is unreservedly recommended and a guaranteed source of hours upon hours upon hours of challenging entertainment--and will leave crossword enthusiasts looking eagerly toward the next volume in each of these three truly exceptional collections
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There are certain things to bear in mind when approaching a cryptic crossword for instance in getting to know your setters, their cultural backgrounds, literary, sporting and musical interests.
While he doesn't seem to indulge in kippers while doing his crossword (a different type of smoked substance might be more likely) he does take them seriously.
Therefore, this research was conducted to investigate the effects of crossword puzzle use on students' vocabulary knowledge, their retention in memorizing vocabulary as well as their attitude towards learning.
New research has found that unfamiliar stimuli and new mental challenges - like puzzles, crosswords and sudoku - can stimulate neuron growth in a key area of the brain, the Daily Express reported.
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She took over OT's popular crossword following the death of her brother, Terry Pitts-Fenby, who had been our crossword supplier for many years previously.
8220;According to a survey we conducted, a vast majority of the people who use their mobile device to play word games are unsatisfied with current crossword apps available to them these days.
When you have completed the crossword, arrange the seven letters on the shaded squares to find the name of a former globetrotting Flat star, then call 0901 229 2203 (1512 303 084 in RoI) and give the name of the horse.