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16th Jun '16 3:53:08 PM nombretomado
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* A ''TenchiMuyo'' fanfic has one character working out a crossword to show her intelligence, playing the trope itself straight. (Japanese crossword puzzles being done in hiragana or katakana (phonetic writing), of course.)

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* A ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' fanfic has one character working out a crossword to show her intelligence, playing the trope itself straight. (Japanese crossword puzzles being done in hiragana or katakana (phonetic writing), of course.)
3rd May '16 8:10:58 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s "Tip of the Day," Lawrence is doing a tip-related crossword, asking Linda, who answers obscure ones (Elbow-ulna for example). He only gets stuck on the tip of a shoelace ([[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet An aglet, the episode's plot point]]).
29th Mar '16 6:41:47 PM PaulA
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* In ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]'', Subaru finishes a puzzle, even though she was just asked to help with one clue, in order to show she was being the designated {{Jerkass}} in that part of the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]'', ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'', Subaru finishes a puzzle, even though she was just asked to help with one clue, in order to show she was being the designated {{Jerkass}} in that part of the game.
29th Mar '16 2:34:51 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/SakuraWars V'', Sabura finishes a puzzle, even though she was just asked to help with one clue, in order to show she was being the designated {{Jerkass}} in that part of the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/SakuraWars V'', Sabura ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]'', Subaru finishes a puzzle, even though she was just asked to help with one clue, in order to show she was being the designated {{Jerkass}} in that part of the game.
24th Mar '16 10:31:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''AmericanPsycho'', Patrick Bateman fills in one crossword with "meat" and "bone", over and over again, because he's slipping.
* In ''Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'', Smiley spots a London ''Times'' crossword filled out completely, in ink, in the apartment of a psychologically disintegrating but still-sharp former operative.

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* In ''AmericanPsycho'', ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', Patrick Bateman fills in one crossword with "meat" and "bone", over and over again, because he's slipping.
* In ''Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'', ''Literature/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'', Smiley spots a London ''Times'' crossword filled out completely, in ink, in the apartment of a psychologically disintegrating but still-sharp former operative.
22nd Feb '16 8:47:31 PM Knight20
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2nd Dec '15 1:48:05 PM eroock
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Also see SmartPeoplePlayChess, GeniusBookClub, and PastimesProvePersonality.

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In Finland, there exist ''six'' types of crossword puzzles:

* Basic crossword: Similar to American crossword puzzle.
* Illustrated crossword: The hints are small pictures embedded in the crossword puzzle. This is the most popular form in Finland.
* ''Piilosana'' ("candid word")': The words are either anagrams, hidden within the hint text or read [[SdrawkcabName sdrawkcab]] within the hint. Hint phrases are usually obscure or lenghty to make the puzzle even more difficult.
* ''Krypto'' (encrypted crossword): No hints are given, but each letter is denoted by a number. There is a picture to hint one word, with one letter code number given. (Known as "Codeword" or "Cross Reference" in English-speaking countries.)
* Blind encrypted crossword: Similar to encrypted, but ''no hints whatsoever'' are given. This is considered the most difficult of all to solve.
* Syllablic crossword: Each square takes in one syllable instead of a letter. "Words" usually are phrases or sentences.

Also see SmartPeoplePlayChess, GeniusBookClub, and PastimesProvePersonality.

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Basic crossword: Similar to American crossword puzzle.
* ** Illustrated crossword: The hints are small pictures embedded in the crossword puzzle. This is the most popular form in Finland.
* ** ''Piilosana'' ("candid word")': The words are either anagrams, hidden within the hint text or read [[SdrawkcabName sdrawkcab]] within the hint. Hint phrases are usually obscure or lenghty to make the puzzle even more difficult.
* ** ''Krypto'' (encrypted crossword): No hints are given, but each letter is denoted by a number. There is a picture to hint one word, with one letter code number given. (Known as "Codeword" or "Cross Reference" in English-speaking countries.)
* ** Blind encrypted crossword: Similar to encrypted, but ''no hints whatsoever'' are given. This is considered the most difficult of all to solve.
* ** Syllablic crossword: Each square takes in one syllable instead of a letter. "Words" usually are phrases or sentences.

Also see SmartPeoplePlayChess, GeniusBookClub, and PastimesProvePersonality.
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29th Oct '15 10:01:07 AM Morgenthaler
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28th Oct '15 12:59:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the movie ''Trapped in Paradise'', a priest uses them to pass the time during confession.

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* In the movie ''Trapped in Paradise'', ''Film/TrappedInParadise'', a priest uses them to pass the time during confession.



* The ''[[SaturdayNightLive Coneheads]]'' movie had them confusing a crossword puzzle with their own language.
* In the movie ''The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It'', descendants of Franchise/SherlockHolmes and Dr. Watson have a HurricaneOfPuns version of the continually asking conversation:

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* The ''[[SaturdayNightLive Coneheads]]'' ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'' movie had them confusing a crossword puzzle with their own language.
* In the movie ''The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It'', ''Film/TheStrangeCaseOfTheEndOfCivilizationAsWeKnowIt'', descendants of Franchise/SherlockHolmes and Dr. Watson have a HurricaneOfPuns version of the continually asking conversation:



* The ''OceansEleven'' remake provides a subversion of 2. Bernie Mac's character fills in a crossword with details of an overheard conversation while in an employee breakroom. But he's not distracted, he's taking notes covertly for later nefarious deeds.
* In ''All About Steve'', the heroine is a crossword compiler whose infatuation with a TV news cameraman leads to her expulsion from the newspaper office where she worked.

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* The ''OceansEleven'' ''Film/OceansEleven'' remake provides a subversion of 2. Bernie Mac's character fills in a crossword with details of an overheard conversation while in an employee breakroom. But he's not distracted, he's taking notes covertly for later nefarious deeds.
* In ''All About Steve'', ''Film/AllAboutSteve'', the heroine is a crossword compiler whose infatuation with a TV news cameraman leads to her expulsion from the newspaper office where she worked.



* In ''{{Sideways}}'', Miles is seen working on the New York Times crossword a couple of times (actual published puzzles from 2003). A few reviews pointed out that he was filling them out in pen, a sign of his InsufferableGenius personality, but the actor later admitted that he just used what the prop department gave him, and didn't think there was that much meaning to it.

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* In ''{{Sideways}}'', ''Film/{{Sideways}}'', Miles is seen working on the New York Times crossword a couple of times (actual published puzzles from 2003). A few reviews pointed out that he was filling them out in pen, a sign of his InsufferableGenius personality, but the actor later admitted that he just used what the prop department gave him, and didn't think there was that much meaning to it.
18th Oct '15 2:08:13 AM Anddrix
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* In ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'', ComicBook/TheRiddler is seen to do a crossword puzzle without the clues. He seems to think it makes him look really intelligent, but it shows him for the fool he is--''the clues are there to tell the player what to think of.''

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* In ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'', ComicBook/TheRiddler The Riddler is seen to do a crossword puzzle without the clues. He seems to think it makes him look really intelligent, but it shows him for the fool he is--''the clues are there to tell the player what to think of.''
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