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A person who enjoys or is skilled at solving crosswords.
- ‘In the idiom of the trade, Adams is a cruciverbalist.’
- ‘He is a well-respected cruciverbalist, whose puzzles have appeared in just about every major U.S. newspaper.’
- ‘For those cruciverbalists craving more, the American Crossword Federation will be host of a week-long Alaskan cruise in August with daily instructional seminars on puzzle-solving strategy.’
- ‘According to Hinman, each year, about 500 amateur, professional, and generally interested cruciverbalists show up at the tournament to compete in one of the five divisions designated A through E, five more divisions separated by age group, and eleven geographical breakdowns.’
- ‘So, cat was ‘aaa’ (not to be confused with that bird beloved of Scrabble players and cruciverbalists, the a'a).’
1970s: from Latin crux, cruci- cross and verbalist.
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