History Series / TheCrossWits

19th Aug '16 5:40:56 PM themisterfree
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* VideoCredits: Used in the Clark run; all four celebrities would have their names appear crossword-style around the box; after that, the screen would show the producer/director credits.
12th May '16 11:11:41 AM themisterfree
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** TheAnnouncer: The original series alternated between veteran announcers Jay Stewart and John Harlan plus then-disc jockey Jerry Bishop (currently the announcer on ''Series/JudgeJudy''). Michelle Roth was announcer on the revival.

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** TheAnnouncer: The original series alternated between veteran announcers Jay Stewart (''Series/LetsMakeADeal'', ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'') and John Harlan (''Series/NameThatTune'', ''Series/CatchPhrase'') plus then-disc jockey Jerry Bishop (currently the announcer on ''Series/JudgeJudy''). Michelle Roth was announcer on the revival.
16th Jun '15 4:03:06 PM nombretomado
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** TheAnnouncer: The original series alternated between veteran announcers Jay Stewart and John Harlan plus then-disc jockey Jerry Bishop (currently the announcer on ''JudgeJudy''). Michelle Roth was announcer on the revival.

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** TheAnnouncer: The original series alternated between veteran announcers Jay Stewart and John Harlan plus then-disc jockey Jerry Bishop (currently the announcer on ''JudgeJudy'').''Series/JudgeJudy''). Michelle Roth was announcer on the revival.
17th May '15 10:43:36 PM nombretomado
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* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in '''1966''' called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[Series/YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who was visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Series/Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).

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* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in '''1966''' called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[Series/YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who was visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Series/Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).
1st Dec '13 7:13:47 PM nombretomado
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* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in '''1966''' called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[Series/YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who was visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).

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* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in '''1966''' called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[Series/YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who was visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Bonanza}} [[{{Series/Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).
13th Mar '13 11:08:02 AM LongLiveHumour
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* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in '''1966''' called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who was visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).

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* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in '''1966''' called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[YouBetYourLife [[Series/YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who was visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).
11th Mar '13 3:28:03 PM WarioBarker
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GameShow that originally ran in daily syndication from 1975 to 1980, originally hosted by Jack Clark. Two teams, each consisting of two celebrity guests and a civilian captain, competed to solve thematic {{crossword puzzle}}s. The celebrities earned money for their team captain by answering individual clues, but only the contestants were allowed to solve the master puzzle.

A one-season revival was done in 198687 as ''The New [=CrossWits=]'', hosted by David Sparks. The new version used color-coded puzzles, depending on whether the solution was a person, place or thing.

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GameShow that originally ran in daily syndication from 1975 to 1980, 1975-80, originally hosted by Jack Clark. Two teams, each consisting of two celebrity guests and a civilian captain, competed to solve thematic {{crossword puzzle}}s. The celebrities earned money for their team captain by answering individual clues, but only the contestants were allowed to solve the master puzzle.

A one-season revival was done in 198687 aired for the 1986-87 season as ''The New [=CrossWits=]'', hosted by David Sparks. The new version used color-coded puzzles, depending on whether the solution was a person, place or thing.



!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* BonusRound: The Crossfire round, where the winning contestant and one celebrity teammate had 60 seconds to solve a themeless 10-word puzzle. Getting all 10 won a grand prize. For the revival, a team successful here won a trip, then got to play a 1-in-3-chance game for a car.

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!!GameShow Tropes !!GameShowTropes in use:
* BonusRound: The Crossfire round, Crossfire, where the winning contestant and one celebrity teammate had 60 seconds to solve a themeless 10-word puzzle. Getting all 10 won a grand prize. For the revival, a team successful here won a trip, then got to play a 1-in-3-chance game for a car.



** TheAnnouncer: The original series altered duties among veteran announcers Jay Stewart and John Harlan, and then-disc jockey Jerry Bishop (currently the announcer on ''JudgeJudy''). Michelle Roth was announcer on the revival.

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** TheAnnouncer: The original series altered duties among alternated between veteran announcers Jay Stewart and John Harlan, and Harlan plus then-disc jockey Jerry Bishop (currently the announcer on ''JudgeJudy''). Michelle Roth was announcer on the revival.



* ThinkMusic: Used during the "seven second conference" in the main game.

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* ThinkMusic: Used during the "seven second "seven-second conference" in the main game.



* CrosswordPuzzle: The main premise of the game.

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* CrosswordPuzzle: The main premise of the game.premise.



* JerkAss: During one week, [[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Alan Sues]] wanted to play the BonusRound, but wasn't picked until Friday...at which point he stood silent the entire time and didn't help the contestant at all.
* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in 1966(!) called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who is visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).

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* JerkAss: During one week, week of the original run, [[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Alan Sues]] wanted to play the BonusRound, BonusRound but wasn't picked until Friday...at which point he stood silent the entire time and didn't help the contestant at all.
* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in 1966(!) '''1966''' called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who is was visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).
16th May '12 8:43:52 AM CorahsUncle
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GameShow that originally ran in daily syndication from 1975 to 1980, originally hosted by Jack Clark. Two teams, each consisting of two celebrity guests and a civilian captain, competed to solve thematic {{Crossword Puzzle}}s. The celebrities earned money for their team captain by answering individual clues, but only the contestants were allowed to solve the master puzzle.

A one-season revival was done in 1986-87 as ''The New Cross-Wits'', hosted by David Sparks. The new version used color-coded puzzles, depending on whether the solution was a person, place, or thing.

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GameShow that originally ran in daily syndication from 1975 to 1980, originally hosted by Jack Clark. Two teams, each consisting of two celebrity guests and a civilian captain, competed to solve thematic {{Crossword Puzzle}}s.{{crossword puzzle}}s. The celebrities earned money for their team captain by answering individual clues, but only the contestants were allowed to solve the master puzzle.

A one-season revival was done in 1986-87 198687 as ''The New Cross-Wits'', [=CrossWits=]'', hosted by David Sparks. The new version used color-coded puzzles, depending on whether the solution was a person, place, place or thing.
5th Feb '12 8:10:23 AM Oreochan
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* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in 1966(!) called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who is visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).

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* {{Pilot}}: Two were done in 1966(!) called ''Crossword'', with just one celebrity per team. The host was [[YouBetYourLife George Fenneman]], who is visibly uncomfortable and unrehearsed on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaoIAchOyS0 Pilot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYLeGGc88M A]] (with [[{{Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] and [[TheAddamsFamily [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Carolyn Jones]]) but more in control for [[http://tvsgameshow.com/tv.cfm Pilot B]] (with Tippi Hedren and [[TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]]).
28th Jan '12 1:26:36 PM LouieW
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** LovelyAssistant: Jerri Fiala in the original.



** TheVanna: Jerri Fiala in the original.
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