CROSSWORDS: Language Skills; Vocabulary

Summary

  • walking dictionaryWord puzzles can exercise your vocabulary -- in multiple languages.
  • Well-designed crosswords are more than a collection of words (esp. weird 'crosswordese'), and obvious clues -- they force us to think outside (and inside) the box.
  • [Refs]: "Crosswords improve vocabulary and increase trivia knowledge"
  • [Refs]: "The Benefits Of Bilingual Spanish-English Crosswords"

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