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24th Sep '16 10:30:55 AM Twentington
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* A couple of {{game show}}s have been based on thematic crosswords:
** ''Series/TheCrossWits''
** ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords''

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* A couple The game show ''Series/TheCrossWits'' had celebrities and contestants competing to solve miniaturized crosswords given clues.
* ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords'' was somewhat similar to the above, only full-size crosswords were used instead.
* In Season 34, ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' introduced the Crossword Round, a random puzzle in any
of {{game show}}s the first three rounds which is composed of three to five interlocking words, all of which have been based on thematic crosswords:
** ''Series/TheCrossWits''
** ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords''
a common theme that is stated at the beginning of the round in lieu of the game's usual categories.
31st Aug '16 3:01:49 AM Korodzik
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* In Poland, crosswords (unlike their English equivalents) are made up solely of nouns. Apart from basic crosswords, several other types are popular:
** ''Jolka'': Like a basic crossword, but the hints aren't numbered, and it's up to the solver to figure out where to write each answer.
** ''Panorama''/"panoramic crossword": Large crosswords which take up the whole page and have big squares. The hints are embedded directly inside the crossword (written into the "blank" squares, with a small arrow pointing towards where to write the answer). They're usually easy and feature a lot of short words, and tend to be stereotypically associated with housewives and elderly people.
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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\n* In Finland, there exist ''six'' types of crossword puzzles:

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puzzles:
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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.
sentences.
29th Oct '15 10:01:07 AM Morgenthaler
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