Definition of crossword noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

crossword

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkrɔswərd//
 
(also crossword puzzle)
 
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a game in which you have to fit words across and downward into spaces with numbers in a square diagram. You find the words by solving clues to do a/the crossword I've finished the crossword except for 3 across and 10 down.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: crossword