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[kraws-wurd, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌwɜrd, ˈkrɒs-/
a crossword puzzle.
Origin of crossword

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. 2015.
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Examples from the web for crossword
  • 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.
  • The idea of taking a pattern on the computer and putting a crossword puzzle over it.
  • Half-finished crossword puzzles or a stash of chocolate, a postcard he'd sent her or a cut-out recipe.
  • There's a reason millions of people try to solve crossword puzzles each day.
  • The old myth that leaning how to do crossword puzzles makes you smarter is wrong.
  • It only makes you better at doing crossword puzzles.
  • If there is a public interest in journalism, it surely does not involve foreign correspondence and crossword puzzles equally.
  • And they are even doing pretty well at crossword puzzles.
Word Origin and History for crossword

1925, short for crossword puzzle (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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