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crossword puzzle (ˈkrɒsˌwɜːd Pronunciation for crossword puzzle



  1. 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

Example Sentences Including 'crossword puzzle'

An absorbing book or a challenging crossword puzzle might keep your mind more than busy.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
Back at the table, her mother sighed and rubbed out another mistake in the crossword puzzle.
Lowry, Lois Anastasia Krupnik (3-in-1)
Especially when the man next to you is deeply engrossed in a crossword puzzle.
Business Today (2001)
Garcia Marquez recalled Clinton as a ``jolly fellow wearing a bright sweater with a crossword puzzle on it.
The Australian (2004)
He may, however, find that the mounting cunning of the crossword puzzle setters will begin to defeat his more ingenuous nature.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
She was in bed working out a crossword puzzle when he approached.
Gino, Carol Rusty - A True Story
Unfortunately her father didn't have a crossword puzzle , and he had apparently finished the article about the defence budget.
Lowry, Lois Anastasia Krupnik (3-in-1)
`A man came up to me at a gig recently waving a crossword puzzle ," he recalls.
Independent (1999)
`No, thank you," said her mother, and folded the newspaper into quarters so that she could begin the crossword puzzle.
Lowry, Lois Anastasia Krupnik (3-in-1)


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