Definition of crossword
: 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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Crosswords have been helpful, too, for familiarity with some of the short, obscure words that sometimes trip up spellers.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates once confessed to bringing crossword puzzles.
Ordinarily, Neurocore and its rivals say, neurofeedback offers cognitive benefits well beyond crossword puzzles and classical music.
The former president, who's a famed crossword enthusiast, collaborated with Arkansas district court judge and regular puzzle contributor Victor Fleming to create the puzzle.
Clinton's last crossword puzzle for The New York Times ran on May 6, 2007.
Readers can print the daily crossword on the comics page, the New York Times Crossword in the classified section or any other puzzle, including Suduko.
The Oregonian E-Edition readers can print the daily crossword on the comics page, the New York Times Crossword in the classified section or any other puzzle, including Suduko.
Judge O'Neill enjoyed crossword puzzles, exercising and visiting family members.
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