cruciverbalist
Someone who loves doing crossword puzzles

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • cruciverbalist — maker of crossword puzzles, by 1990, coined in English from L. cruci , comb. form of crux cross (see CROSS (Cf. cross)) + verbum word (see VERB (Cf. verb)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cruciverbalist — /krooh seuh verr beuh list/, n. a designer or aficionado of crossword puzzles. [1975 80; < L cruci , s. of crux CROSS + VERBALIST] * * * …   Universalium

  • cruciverbalist — noun A person who constructs crosswords …   Wiktionary

  • cruciverbalist — cru·ci·ver·bal·ist …   English syllables

  • cruciverbalist — cru•ci•ver•bal•ist [[t]ˌkru səˈvɜr bə lɪst[/t]] n. gam a designer or aficionado of crossword puzzles • Etymology: 1975–80; < L cruci , s. of crux cross+verbalist …   From formal English to slang

  • cruciverbalist — /krusəˈvɜbələst/ (say kroohsuh verbuhluhst) noun a compiler or solver of crossword puzzles. –cruciverbalism, noun –cruciverbal, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • cruciverbalist — ˌkrüsəˈvərbələ̇st noun Etymology: Latin cruci , crux cross + verbum word + English alist (as in verbalist) more at ridge word : a person skillful in creating or solving crossword puzzles …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Gary Whitehead — Gary Joseph Whitehead (born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on March 23, 1965) is an American poet, painter, and cruciverbalist. He is the author of Measuring Cubits while the Thunder Claps (David Robert Books, 2008), The Velocity of Dust… …   Wikipedia

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