FOR true crossword fans - or cruciverbalists to give them their proper name - little beats the sheer pleasure of filling in that final, difficult clue.
The high proportion of graduates in the town may have something to do with it, though by no means all successful cruciverbalists have an academic background.
My name, as they say at AA, is Sid, and I'm not an alcoholic, but a cruciverbalist
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, Bradley Cooper Plot: Mary Horowitz (Bullock) is a crossword compiler, or cruciverbalist
, for her local newspaper.
To celebrate the puzzle's centenary, fans - who are known as cruciverbalists
- met in the Belvedere pub off Falkner Street, Liverpool, to compile a special centenary Merseyside cryptic crossword which appears below.
The pom's rubylike arils (seed casings) are a familiar friend to cruciverbalists
like Seattle's Jim Horne, who writes the Wordplay blog for The New York Times.
16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- More than 64 million Americans are cruciverbalists
, or "puzzlers," prompting Starbucks , in collaboration with The Discovery Times Channel, to launch an exclusive six-week-long Sunday crossword puzzle series.
get down sometimes when they get their meaning across.
will be aiming for a cash prize of pounds 2,500 at the national final in the Royal Opera House in London on September 3.