Meaning of “crossword” in the English Dictionary

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"crossword" in British English

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crosswordnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɒs.wɜːd/ us /ˈkrɑːs.wɝːd/ also crossword puzzle

a game in which you write words that are the answers to questions in a pattern of black and white squares:

I do the Times crossword every morning.

(Definition of “crossword” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)