crossword
noun Date: 1914 a puzzle in which words are filled into a pattern of numbered squares in answer to correspondingly numbered clues and in such a way that the words read across and down

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  • crossword — UK [ˈkrɒsˌwɜː(r)d] / US [ˈkrɔsˌwɜrd] or crossword puzzle UK / US noun [countable] Word forms crossword : singular crossword plural crosswords Word forms crossword puzzle : singular crossword puzzle plural crossword puzzles * a word game on paper …   English dictionary

  • crossword — 1925, short for CROSSWORD PUZZLE (Cf. crossword puzzle) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • crossword — ► NOUN ▪ a puzzle consisting of a grid of squares and blanks into which words crossing vertically and horizontally are written according to clues …   English terms dictionary

  • Crossword — For other uses of crossword, see crossword (disambiguation) An American style crossword grid layout A crossword is a word puzzle that normally takes the form of a square or rectangular grid of white and shaded squares. The goal is to fill the… …   Wikipedia

  • crossword — (also crossword puzzle) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cryptic (BrE), quick VERB + CROSSWORD ▪ do, solve CROSSWORD + NOUN ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • crossword — (BE) see crossword puzzle * * * [ krɒs(ˌ)wɜːd] (BE) see crossword puzzle …   Combinatory dictionary

  • crossword — cross|word [ˈkrɔswə:d US ˈkro:swə:rd] n also crossword .puzzle a word game in which you write the answers to questions in a pattern of numbered boxes ▪ I like to sit down and do the crossword …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crossword — [[t]krɒ̱swɜː(r)d, AM krɔ͟ːs [/t]] crosswords N COUNT A crossword or crossword puzzle is a word game in which you work out the answers and write them in the white squares of a pattern of small black and white squares …   English dictionary

  • crossword — /kraws werrd , kros /, n. a crossword puzzle. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • crossword — noun A word puzzle in which interlocking words are entered usually horizontally and vertically into a grid based on clues given for each word. Syn: crossword puzzle …   Wiktionary

  • crossword — cross|word [ krɔs,wɜrd ] or crossword ,puzzle noun count * a word game on paper, in which the answers to questions called clues are written in rows of squares that cross each other so that some letters are shared …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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