Difference between revisions of "Crossword"

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==Styles==
==Styles==
The American style features very few black squares, whereas the UK style features many.
The American style features very few black squares, whereas the UK style features many.
{{Image|120px-CrosswordUK svg.png|left|200px|A UK style crossword.}}  
{{Image|120px-CrosswordUK svg.png|left|200px|A UK style crossword, compared to...}}
{{Image|CrosswordUSA svg.png|center|200px|...an American style crossword.}}  
 
   
   


==References==
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Revision as of 08:45, 14 November 2011

A crossword is a kind of word game which involves entering words into a grid so that they fit together. It was invented by Arthur Wynne in 1913 when it first appeared in the New York World.[1] Cryptic crosswords differ from normal crosswords as the clues only indirectly lead you to the answers; for example, 'Businessman burst into tears (9)' appears difficult at first, but when you see 'burst' as indicating that 'into tears' should be anagrammed, with businessman as the definition, it cracks open as you see that 'into tears' is an anagram of 'stationer', the answer.[2]


Styles

The American style features very few black squares, whereas the UK style features many.

A UK style crossword, compared to...
...an American style crossword.



References