Definition of crossword in English:

crossword

Syllabification: cross·word
Pronunciation: /ˈkrôswərd
 
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(also crossword puzzle)

noun

A puzzle consisting of a grid of squares and blanks into which words crossing vertically and horizontally are written according to clues.
More example sentences
  • Work your mind with brain-teasers, jigsaw puzzles, crosswords or quiz books.
  • They dig for juicy details as adroitly as they do the crossword and jigsaw puzzles that they plug away at.
  • The events, such as word games and crosswords will be organised by resource persons throughout the day.

Origin

said to have been invented by the journalist Arthur Wynne, whose puzzle (called a “word-cross”) appeared in a Sunday newspaper, the New York World, on December 21, 1913.

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