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[kroo-suh-vur-buh-list] /ˌkru səˈvɜr bə lɪst/

a designer or aficionado of crossword puzzles.
a crossword puzzle enthusiast

“maker of crossword puzzles,” by 1990, coined in English from Latin cruci-, comb. form of crux “cross” (see cross (n.)) + verbum “word” (see verb).


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