from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A puzzle in which an arrangement of numbered squares is to be filled with words running both across and down in answer to correspondingly numbered clues. Also called crossword puzzle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word puzzle in which interlocking words are entered usually horizontally and vertically into a grid based on clues given for each word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle
cross + word (Wiktionary)