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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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* 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.]]
11th Oct '16 9:18:24 AM GoblinCipher
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* ''ComicBook/TheTick'' briefly gets a job writing (terrible) crosswords for The City's newspaper.
3rd Oct '16 6:22:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[SteptoeAndSon Albert Steptoe's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj0EseAULuU#t=3m50s contribution]] to the Parish Magazine.

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* [[SteptoeAndSon ''Series/SteptoeAndSon'': Albert Steptoe's]] Steptoe's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj0EseAULuU#t=3m50s contribution]] to the Parish Magazine.



* A sketch on ''TheTwoRonnies'' featured a train compartment full of commuters working on their crosswords and being continually interrupted by Ronnie Corbett's character who was struggling with his (ridiculously easy) crossword. The final punchline involves him agreeing to shut up if Ronnie Barker's character helps him solve the final clue: "Found at the bottom of a bird cage; 4 letters; something, something, i, t". Barker tells him the answer is "grit". On hearing this, a nun seated in the compartment suddenly goes "Oh! Grit!" and hurriedly crosses out her own (unseen) answer.

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* A sketch on ''TheTwoRonnies'' ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' featured a train compartment full of commuters working on their crosswords and being continually interrupted by Ronnie Corbett's character who was struggling with his (ridiculously easy) crossword. The final punchline involves him agreeing to shut up if Ronnie Barker's character helps him solve the final clue: "Found at the bottom of a bird cage; 4 letters; something, something, i, t". Barker tells him the answer is "grit". On hearing this, a nun seated in the compartment suddenly goes "Oh! Grit!" and hurriedly crosses out her own (unseen) answer.
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.
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