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.
Satisfaction can come from anywhere (exercise, crossword puzzles, S&M) when the experiences are novel.
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