I Do Crosswords

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    Cryptic Crosswords

    I have recently started (trying) to learn how to do cryptic crosswords. They are a lot of fun but still a lot I need to learn to do them properly. Have downloaded guidelines off the net but having difficulty finding sites that post cryptic crosswords for a novice.
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    Apr 12, 2008

    Though Sometimes...

    The dratted things make me say cross words!
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2011

    No I Dont Do Crosswords Becaus...

    no i dont do crosswords because  they always seem to confuse me. and it is really kinda funny to me because every one is always asking me for help with words and stuff and i make good grades especially in english yet i can not do cross words. my friends think that it is...
    imXhereXbutXyouXdontXseeXme imXhereXbutXyouXdontXseeXme
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 23, 2007

    In My Own Way

    I first became fascinated with crossword puzzles when I was a young girl and would sit and watch my grandfather do them.  He always did them in pen, and even though he must have at some point, I never saw him make an error.  He would take about a day to do the really...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 18, 2008

    Try to More Like

    yeah im not that great at them, but for sum reason findem fun to do ! .. the other is SUDOKU ! omg i havnt did one in ages ! i do them with my lil sis, andwe help each other with sudoku :)
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    Sep 8, 2007


    I like the ones shaped like flowers which can be found in dell variety puzzels magazine.
    nvpcse nvpcse
    22-25, F
    Jul 2, 2007


     I try to do it. I try to meassure how 'smart i'm getting or how dumb i'm getting?' depends on my mood, most of the time i challenge myself so i get more knowledge like if i don't know something i read a encyclopedia or google it and that way i learn something new! Also...
    andreinac13 andreinac13
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2008

    Pass Time.

    I love doing crossword puzzles. I prefer ones with cryptic clues, but even normal ones are ok. They pass the time. Wouldn't do them all the time, cos that'd just hurt the head. But I do enjoy one every so often.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 21, 2008

    10 Letter Word For Stress Relief

    i love doing crosswords. i find they're a good way to de-stress. if i'm feeling particularly ambitious, i might attempt one of the harder ones. if i'm in a patient mood, i enjoy the challenge. but most of the time, i cop out and go for the super easy ones. i get a little high...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2009

    All the Women In My Family

    I can remember my grandma doing them and my mom.  I love doing all kinds of puzzle books.  Crosswords are some of my favorite though.  When I can't get something I share with my husband and pick his brain.  He likes helping me. 
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    Jan 13, 2008


    jessica2667 jessica2667
    22-25, F
    Dec 25, 2006

    Love Crosswords

    coffee break quickies everyday.simplex and crytic - love them all. I feel it is very good for the mind and helps improve my memory. Love the challenge of a good crossword - it has increased my word power no end.
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Aug 19, 2008

    I'm A Word Junkie.

    I love doing crossword puzzles during breaks in school and when I'm not busy. It's a great way to relax, keep my mind sharp and increase my vocabulary and cultural literacy. I have a weird tradition: on New Years, I pack up with crossword puzzle books and solve them while I...
    phatb1991 phatb1991
    26-30, M
    Nov 19, 2010

    Cryptic Clue Game

    OK, I'm gonna set a cryptic clue, and whoever answers it can make up one of their own. "Mac for example is more attractive outside, beginning to oil muscles" - 8 letters.
    winstonwelles winstonwelles
    26-30, M
    Oct 20, 2012


    Crossword puzzles are so addicting! My mom got me into them sadly and I've been doing some every night before I attempt to go to bed, it helps relax me and I love to learn new words. Surprisingly they are really fun.
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2011


    i'm really good at crossword puzzles. i have been good at really any type of puzzle ever since i was a little. one time, i got a puzzle for my 2nd or 3rd birthday and my dad was trying to help me figure it out. he was having a hard time with it. but then i grabbed the...
    foreverandalways13 foreverandalways13
    70+, F
    Feb 23, 2010

    My Family Always...

    fought over the ones in the newspaper, and had a book full of 'em in the car...so I started doing them as a teen, and have always kept up with them...they keep my mind sharp. When I had my stroke last summer, I did them for therapy, both mental, and physical, training my left...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    Jul 25, 2008

    I Would Rather Do Word Search ...

    I would rather do word search or better yet draw or read.
    flowrpowr flowrpowr
    46-50, F
    May 23, 2007

    I like crosswords, but my favorite puzzles like that are skeletons.  Finding the right words to put in the squares.
    silvermystics silvermystics
    51-55, F
    Jul 1, 2007

    Ballpoint Pen

    my mom has always been big into crossword puzzles, and got me hooked on them.  like her, i always do them in ink... dont konow why.  i've had people tell me that it takes nerve to do a puzzle in pen...  i dont even think about it. on a different note, has anyone...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    Aug 25, 2007

    Constantly Do Crosswords

    I do lots of crossword puzzles. I love the challenge and I love the fact that it increases my vocabulary. I enjoy learning all kinds of things. Especially if it's knowledge I can use like words and definitions. I even buy two newspapers so I can do both puzzles.
    bvb1123 bvb1123
    41-45, M
    Jun 1, 2010
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