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crossword puzzle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crossword puzzle a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle
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Usage

In literature:

Automatic pencil poised, he was scanning the crossword puzzle intently.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
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In news:

He did two crossword puzzles a day, sometimes more, working through the list of clues in strict order, as if to remember where he was.
David Steinberg poses behind a crossword puzzle he constructed for a portrait in Palos Verdes.
David is 15 and his dream job is to someday become the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzles.
Readers sound off on presidential race, helping amputees and leaving alone the crossword puzzle.
Crossword puzzle answers from previous issues.
Readers sound off on Medicaid expansion, balanced journalism and crossword puzzles.
Iris Walsh, 79, enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
Grammar / Media Fun with the New York Times crossword puzzle.
One was the New York Times puzzle — the gold-standard of crosswords authored by verbal rock star Will Shortz.
But for a man who does an absolute minimum of four crossword puzzles a day -- sometimes striving to complete five crosswords as his kitchen timer ticks down 20 minutes -- that's a long time.
Meet Dr Fill, the Computer Who May Best the World's Top Crossword -Puzzle Solvers.
Skidmore community puzzles over crossword competition.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Michael Holland only dabbles in crossword puzzles, so at Skidmore College's crossword puzzle competition Saturday, he came solely to support his wife, the family's best chance to win.
A New York Times crossword puzzle clue asking for a 5-letter word that means "Wack, in hip-hop" led to an email and an argument over the real meaning of "illin'.
An avid fan of New York Times crosswords has touched off a debate about whether the puzzles' famed editor has a clue about being hip.
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In science:

Let us think of a crossword puzzle, the 50% rule means knowing in advance 50% of the characters of the word; if the word is a random sequence of characters, this advanced knowledge yields a quadratic speed up, if the word is structured, it can yield much more.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
Together with his son Stephen, he has twice constructed a daily crossword puzzle for the New York Times.
Zariski decomposition: a new (old) chapter of linear algebra
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