crossword puzzle

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  • crossword puzzle — 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 …   English dictionary

  • crossword puzzle — January 1914, from CROSS (Cf. cross) (adj.) + WORD (Cf. word) + PUZZLE (Cf. puzzle). The first one ran in the New York World newspaper Dec. 21, 1913, but was called word cross …   Etymology dictionary

  • crossword puzzle — ☆ crossword puzzle [krôs′wʉrd΄ ] n. an arrangement of numbered squares to be filled in with words, a letter to each square, so that a letter appearing in a word placed horizontally is usually also part of a word placed vertically: numbered… …   English World dictionary

  • crossword puzzle — a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues or definitions are supplied and fitted into correspondingly numbered sets of squares, one letter per square, the words being arranged horizontally or vertically so that most letters form… …   Universalium

  • Crossword Puzzle — For the common puzzle, see Crossword Crossword Puzzle Studio album by The Partridge Family …   Wikipedia

  • crossword puzzle — n. (esp. AE) to do, work (out) a crossword puzzle * * * work (out) a (esp. AE) to do …   Combinatory dictionary

  • crossword puzzle — puzzle which gives clues and players must find the right word to fit in the blank area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crossword puzzle — noun a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle • Syn: ↑crossword • Hypernyms: ↑puzzle …   Useful english dictionary

  • crossword puzzle — cross′word puz zle [[t]ˈkrɔsˌwɜrd, ˈkrɒs [/t]] n. gam 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… …   From formal English to slang

  • ˈcrossword ˌpuzzle — noun [C] a word game in which the answers to questions are written in rows of squares that cross each other …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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