Our hope is that
you'll find this site to be the most useful word-of-the-day site
on the internet. Here's what others are saying:
Crosswordese.com. At this site, you’ll be introduced to
short, often unusual English words that puzzle constructors love.
up on your crosswordese—words that appear frequently in
crosswords but almost never in conversation... Perhaps
also a whole website devoted to crosswordese, with a new word
featured every day and an
extensive archive. ~ A. A. Newton, Lifehacker.com
do well solving crosswords, you absolutely need to keep a running
mental list of “crosswordese”. ~ Marc Romano,
Crossword: One Man's Journey into America's Crossword Obsession
of the Day is
the place you'll want to visit every day. Some days (usually early
in the week) you'll discover words that show up often in crossword
puzzles - perhaps once or twice a month. Other days (usually later
in the week) you'll find words that show up only once or twice a
may be my biased opinion, but this just might be the most useful
word-of-the-day site on the Internet since, as a crossword solver,
these are words you will use – often within days
after reading about them. If you'd like to receive the
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Clue of the Month
to see what your peers consider to be the most
interesting/humorous clue for a particular month. If you come
across an especially good clue, please let me know about it –
I may add it to my monthly list of nominees.
to Dictionary.com, a cruciverbalist is a constructor of crosswords
or an enthusiast of crosswords. This is where I report on the
world of cruciverbalism and/or anything else I feel like writing
about on a particular day. Also, this is where I list the
nominations for the Clever Clue of the Month at the end of every
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