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crossword

[kraws-wurd, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌwɜrd, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a crossword puzzle.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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Examples from the web for crosswords
  • Free form crosswords have simple designs and are not symmetric.
  • In cryptic crosswords, often called cryptics, the clues are puzzles in themselves.
  • In a vast majority of polish crosswords, nouns are the only allowed words.
Word Origin and History for crosswords

crossword

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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