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19th Jun '17 4:04:58 PM MoPete
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', one of Sans' "puzzles" is a word search. After it completely fails to stop the player, Sans and Papyrus get into a brief argument over whether a crossword puzzle or the Junior Jumble is harder, and you're asked to weigh in on the issue.
8th Apr '17 10:37:38 AM nombretomado
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* British crosswords resemble snaking mazes with clues that require a working knowledge of mythology and literature, with cryptic clues layered with double meanings (non-cryptic crosswords are known as "quickie" crosswords). A character seen completing ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Times]]'' or ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' crossword (or, in extreme cases, ''[[RadioTimes The Listener]]'') will be '''very''' smart. In contrast, a character shown doing crosswords in ''The Sun'' will be ridiculed.

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* British crosswords resemble snaking mazes with clues that require a working knowledge of mythology and literature, with cryptic clues layered with double meanings (non-cryptic crosswords are known as "quickie" crosswords). A character seen completing ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Times]]'' or ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' crossword (or, in extreme cases, ''[[RadioTimes ''[[Magazine/RadioTimes The Listener]]'') will be '''very''' smart. In contrast, a character shown doing crosswords in ''The Sun'' will be ridiculed.
7th Apr '17 3:55:01 PM nombretomado
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The trope carries rather different cultural baggage depending on which side of ThePond you live on.

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The trope carries rather different cultural baggage depending on which side of ThePond UsefulNotes/ThePond you live on.
8th Mar '17 5:18:21 PM PaulA
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* In ''Series/InsideNo9'' The Riddle of the Sphinx the story centres upon a cryptic crossword and the Cambridge Don who had set it. The crossword itself, written by Steve Pemberton, appeared in the ''[[Usefulnotes/BritishNewspapers Guardian]]'' [[https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/27132 Here]] so you can solve it yourselves!!

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* In ''Series/InsideNo9'' The ''Series/InsideNo9'', episode "The Riddle of the Sphinx Sphinx", the story centres upon a cryptic crossword and the Cambridge Don who had set it. The crossword itself, written by Steve Pemberton, appeared in the ''[[Usefulnotes/BritishNewspapers Guardian]]'' [[https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/27132 Here]] so you can solve it yourselves!!yourselves!
8th Mar '17 6:54:41 AM JahBulOn
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* In ''Series/InsideNo9'' The Riddle of the Sphinx the story centres upon a cryptic crossword and the Cambridge Don who had set it. The crossword itself, written by Steve Pemberton, appeared in the ''[[Usefulnotes/BritishNewspapers Guardian]]'' [[https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/27132 Here]] so you can solve it yourselves!!
20th Feb '17 4:59:45 PM nombretomado
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* British crosswords resemble snaking mazes with clues that require a working knowledge of mythology and literature, with cryptic clues layered with double meanings (non-cryptic crosswords are known as "quickie" crosswords). A character seen completing ''[[BritishNewspapers The Times]]'' or ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' crossword (or, in extreme cases, ''[[RadioTimes The Listener]]'') will be '''very''' smart. In contrast, a character shown doing crosswords in ''The Sun'' will be ridiculed.

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* British crosswords resemble snaking mazes with clues that require a working knowledge of mythology and literature, with cryptic clues layered with double meanings (non-cryptic crosswords are known as "quickie" crosswords). A character seen completing ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Times]]'' or ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' crossword (or, in extreme cases, ''[[RadioTimes The Listener]]'') will be '''very''' smart. In contrast, a character shown doing crosswords in ''The Sun'' will be ridiculed.
5th Nov '16 4:09:19 PM nombretomado
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* InspectorMorse is a fan of cryptic crosswords. Several of his novels give a crossword clue early in the book, and reveal the answer in a later chapter.

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* InspectorMorse Series/InspectorMorse is a fan of cryptic crosswords. Several of his novels give a crossword clue early in the book, and reveal the answer in a later chapter.
14th Oct '16 8:57:53 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Played with in ''Film/HotFuzz!''. The landlady of the inn Nicholas is staying at is reading out the description of a strong-armed authoritarian form of government (or something to that effect) while he, a strong-armed authoritarian police officer, is making his way in. Angel turns it around on her. Humourously called back in the final shoot out when they ''are'' used as insults.
-->Joyce Cooper: Fascist!\\
Nicholas Angel: I beg your pardon?\\
Joyce Cooper: [doing a crossword puzzle] System of government categorized by extreme dictatorship. Seven across.\\
Nicholas Angel: Actually that's fascism.\\
Joyce Cooper: Fascism! Wonderful.\\
Nicholas Angel: Hag!\\
Joyce Cooper: I beg your pardon?\\
Nicholas Angel: Evil old woman considered frightful or crazy, 18 down.\\
Joyce Cooper: [thinks about it] Oh... bless you!

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* Played with in ''Film/HotFuzz!''. The landlady of the inn Nicholas Angel is staying at is reading out the description of a strong-armed authoritarian form of government (or something to that effect) while he, a strong-armed authoritarian police officer, is making his way in. Angel turns it around on her. Humourously called back in the final shoot out when they ''are'' used as insults.
-->Joyce Cooper: -->'''Landlady:''' Fascist!\\
Nicholas Angel: '''Angel:''' I beg your pardon?\\
Joyce Cooper: '''Landlady:''' [doing a crossword puzzle] System of government categorized by extreme dictatorship. Seven across.\\
Nicholas Angel: '''Angel:''' Actually that's fascism.\\
Joyce Cooper: '''Landlady:''' Fascism! Wonderful.\\
Nicholas Angel: ''[...]''\\
'''Angel:'''
Hag!\\
Joyce Cooper: '''Landlady:''' I beg your pardon?\\
Nicholas Angel: '''Angel:''' Evil old woman considered frightful or crazy, 18 down.\\
Joyce Cooper: [thinks '''Landlady:'''[thinks about it] Oh... bless you!
11th Oct '16 9:23:51 AM GoblinCipher
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* One song from ''Starting Here, Starting Now'' follows a woman filling out a crossword puzzle and pondering her recent break-up, since they always used to do the crossword together. It turns out that she always got the answers before he did, and he left her for a [[DumbBlonde floozy]] who didn't threaten his intelligence.


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* One song from ''Starting Here, Starting Now'' follows a woman filling out a crossword puzzle and pondering her recent break-up, since they always used to do the crossword together. It turns out that she always got the answers before he did, and he left her for a [[DumbBlonde floozy]] who didn't threaten his intelligence.
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11th Oct '16 9:22:44 AM GoblinCipher
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[[folder: Puzzles]]
* A complex wordplay puzzle that ran in ''Games Magazine'', "Escape from the Dungeon," tasked the player with finding a weapon in a fantasy dungeon. A very small crossword puzzle was found in one room on a paper scroll. The puzzle was solvable (one clue was impossible to get, but could be deduced from the others and from the context), but that wasn't really the point. [[spoiler: The point was to take the crossword to a magician who removed letters from the fronts of words. Removing the C-R-O-S left you with a sword, completing the overall puzzle.]]
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