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20th Nov '17 8:32:59 PM PaulA
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** In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures/''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' crossover novel ''All-Consuming Fire'', the Third Doctor is doing the ''Times'' crossword in the Silent Room of the Diogenes Club (the crossword hasn't been invented yet, but he's got a newspaper from the future). The Seventh Doctor holds up a sign with one of the answers on it, causing Third to exclaim in annoyance and be ejected.

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** In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures/''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' crossover novel ''All-Consuming Fire'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresAllConsumingFire All-Consuming Fire]]'', the Third Doctor is doing the ''Times'' crossword in the Silent Room of the Diogenes Club (the crossword hasn't been invented yet, but he's got a newspaper from the future). The Seventh Doctor holds up a sign with one of the answers on it, causing Third to exclaim in annoyance and be ejected.
26th Oct '17 11:25:02 PM PaulA
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->''Q. What's pink and hard in the morning?''
->''A. The Financial Times crossword.''

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->''Q. What's pink and hard in the morning?''
->''A.
morning?''\\
''A.
The Financial Times crossword.''



'''Landlady:''' [doing a crossword puzzle] System of government categorized by extreme dictatorship. Seven across.\\

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'''Landlady:''' [doing ''[doing a crossword puzzle] puzzle]'' System of government categorized by extreme dictatorship. Seven across.\\



'''Landlady:'''[thinks about it] Oh... bless you!

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'''Landlady:'''[thinks '''Landlady:''' ''[thinks about it] it]'' Oh... bless you!



-->'''Watson''': 1 Across. A simple source of citrus fruit, 1, 5, 4. \\
'''Holmes''': A lemon tree, my dear Watson.\\
'''Watson''': 2 Down. Conservative pays ex-wife maintenance. 7, 4. \\
'''Holmes''': Alimony... alimony Tory, my dear Watson.

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-->'''Watson''': -->'''Watson:''' 1 Across. A simple source of citrus fruit, 1, 5, 4. \\
'''Holmes''': '''Holmes:''' A lemon tree, my dear Watson.\\
'''Watson''': '''Watson:''' 2 Down. Conservative pays ex-wife maintenance. 7, 4. \\
'''Holmes''': '''Holmes:''' Alimony... alimony Tory, my dear Watson.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', paraphrased from memory:
--> '''[[UnluckyEverydude Ross]]:''' A word for a heating device.
--> '''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Phoebe]]:''' "Radiator."
--> '''Ross:''' Five letters.
--> '''Phoebe:''' ...Rdtor.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', paraphrased from memory:
--> '''[[UnluckyEverydude
''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** In "The One With The Evil Orthodontist":
--->'''[[UnluckyEverydude
Ross]]:''' A word for a heating device.
-->
"Heating device."\\
'''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Phoebe]]:''' "Radiator."
-->
"\\
'''Ross:''' Five letters.
-->
letters.\\
'''Phoebe:''' ...Rdtor.



* One ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip featured Calvin attempting to solve a crossword puzzle. He was not very good at it. To paraphrase:
--> '''Calvin''': A type of bird...I've got it! "Yellow-bellied sapsucker!"
--> '''Hobbes''': But there are only five boxes.
--> '''Calvin''': I know. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint These idiots make you write it real small]].

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* One ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip featured Calvin attempting to solve a crossword puzzle. He was not very good at it. To paraphrase:
--> '''Calvin''': A type of bird...
it.
-->'''Calvin:''' Number Three across says "bird"...
I've got it! "Yellow-bellied sapsucker!"
--> '''Hobbes''':
sapsucker!"\\
'''Hobbes:'''
But there are only five boxes.
--> '''Calvin''':
boxes.\\
'''Calvin:'''
I know. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint These idiots make you write it real small]].



* ImSorryIHaventAClue: The chairman comments on crosswords thus:
-->'''Humph''': It seems that soon Sudoku will all but wipe out traditional games, such as the Telegraph’s cryptic crossword, in which you have to solve such brain-teasers as "Erasmus enigmatically produces visceral calisthenic (18 letters)" to win a book token, or the Sun’s "Furry animal that meows (3 letters - first letter C, last letter T, middle letter A)" which if a Sun reader gets it right wins them a speed boat.

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* ImSorryIHaventAClue: ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'': The chairman comments on crosswords thus:
-->'''Humph''': -->'''Humph:''' It seems that soon Sudoku will all but wipe out traditional games, such as the Telegraph’s Telegraph's cryptic crossword, in which you have to solve such brain-teasers as "Erasmus enigmatically produces visceral calisthenic (18 letters)" to win a book token, or the Sun’s Sun's "Furry animal that meows (3 letters - first letter C, last letter T, middle letter A)" which if a Sun reader gets it right wins them a speed boat.



--> '''Strong Bad''': I don't care about the crosswords, man, just the jumbles, the jumbles!

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--> '''Strong Bad''': Bad:''' I don't care about the crosswords, man, just the jumbles, the jumbles!



-->'''Jack Spicer:''' What's a four-letter word for "idiot"?
-->'''Wuya:''' "Jack".
-->'''Jack Spicer:''' ...''Perfect''.

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-->'''Jack Spicer:''' What's a four-letter word for "idiot"?
-->'''Wuya:''' "Jack".
-->'''Jack
"idiot"?\\
'''Wuya:''' "Jack".\\
'''Jack
Spicer:''' ...''Perfect''.
26th Oct '17 7:22:14 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* ImSorryIHaventAClue: The chairman comments on crosswords thus:
-->'''Humph''': It seems that soon Sudoku will all but wipe out traditional games, such as the Telegraph’s cryptic crossword, in which you have to solve such brain-teasers as "Erasmus enigmatically produces visceral calisthenic (18 letters)" to win a book token, or the Sun’s "Furry animal that meows (3 letters - first letter C, last letter T, middle letter A)" which if a Sun reader gets it right wins them a speed boat.
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24th Oct '17 10:51:43 PM Kazrak
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* James P. Hogan's ''Giants' Star'' includes a cryptic crossword used to sneak information from Ganymede base to Earth.

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* James P. Hogan's ''Giants' Star'' ''[[Literature/GiantsSeries Giants' Star]]'' includes a cryptic crossword used to sneak information from Ganymede base to Earth.
27th Sep '17 6:23:33 PM Generality
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''[...]''\\



'''Angel:''' Evil old woman considered frightful or crazy, 18 down.\\

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'''Angel:''' Evil old woman considered frightful or crazy, 18 ugly, 12 down.\\
9th Sep '17 3:51:45 PM nombretomado
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* American crosswords are typically interlocking grids, with a theme for the lengthier answers, while the rest of the puzzle features vocabulary tests. An American doing a crossword is likely to be portrayed as being of slightly-above-average intelligence, especially if it's the ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' crossword. (The crosswords featured in ''Harper's'' are NintendoHard, mostly because the clues are VERY obscurely worded and require a buttload of abstract thinking to decode.)

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* American crosswords are typically interlocking grids, with a theme for the lengthier answers, while the rest of the puzzle features vocabulary tests. An American doing a crossword is likely to be portrayed as being of slightly-above-average intelligence, especially if it's the ''[[AmericanNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' crossword. (The crosswords featured in ''Harper's'' are NintendoHard, mostly because the clues are VERY obscurely worded and require a buttload of abstract thinking to decode.)
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!
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