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About crosswords


Crosswords are a staple in newspapers everywhere. Tens of millions of people do crosswords just in America. This classic game has been around since 1913, and took America by storm when they were introduced. Celebrities like Bill Clinton, and Jon Stewart are among the ranks who could be called "crossword aficionados".

the basics

For those not familiar with crosswords, a crossword puzzle is a word game in which you must fill a grid of squares with letters that form the words or phrases that answer a list of clues. In languages that are written left-to-right, the words are placed in the grid from left to right and from top to bottom. Shaded squares in the grid are used to separate the words or phrases.

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Crosswords can be a great addition to one's brain fitness regimen. They may help with verbal fluency, and memory. They can even help you learn new words. Doing crosswords daily, or weekly can keep your brain sharp and stimulated. The best part is that doing a crossword is just plain fun. It can be a relaxing experience on a lazy sunday, or a nice lunch time break during the workday.