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n. - A puzzle in which answers to corresponding numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle.

Usage examples (38)
  • A good crossword is easy to understand, much harder to create.
  • The Observer crossword is the best puzzle available in a local paper.
  • We must think of a continuum, rather than a dichotomy; if a crossword is 100% puzzle, Zork is 90% puzzle and 10% game.
  • Some puzzles are obviously so; no one would call a crossword a "game." for more
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