[kraws-wurd, kros-]

1910–15 Unabridged

crossword dictionary

a dictionary that lists common clues found in crossword puzzles with potential answer words. In books, the lists are usually sorted by the number of letters in the answer, while an online crossword dictionary, such as the Crossword Solver, is able to analyze queries electronically, examining either the clue or the number and pattern of letters already filled in to arrive at suggested answers.
Also called crossword puzzle dictionary. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

1925, short for crossword puzzle (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
Our year-end crossword challenges your knowledge of science.
Fourteen clues in this crossword have gone time-tripping.
It's a crossword so excessive that no single page can contain it.
If there is a public interest in journalism, it surely does not involve foreign correspondence and crossword puzzles equally.
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