Definitions

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  • noun A puzzle that resembles a crossword but is to be filled with numbers rather than words, the numbers being clued either arithmetically or by general knowledge (such as the year of a historical event).

Etymologies

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cross +‎ number, modelled on crossword.

Examples

  • G.H. Savage became the column's editor, soon to be joined by William Thomas Williams as W.T. Williams, who, in 1935 authored the best-known crossnumber puzzle of today.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • G.H. Savage became the column's editor, soon to be joined by William Thomas Williams as W.T. Williams, who, in 1935 authored the best-known crossnumber puzzle of today.

    Antiquarian Weird Tales: The Strand

  • Dudeney introduced many new concepts to the puzzle world, including the first known crossnumber puzzle, in 1926.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Dudeney introduced many new concepts to the puzzle world, including the first known crossnumber puzzle, in 1926.

    Antiquarian Weird Tales: The Strand

  • A crossnumber (also known as a cross-figure) is the numerical analogy of a crossword, in which the solutions to the clues are numbers instead of words.

    KDE UserBase - Recent changes [en]

  • A crossnumber (also known as a cross-figure) is the numerical analogy of a crossword, in which the solutions to the clues are numbers instead of words.

    KDE UserBase - Recent changes [en]

  • A crossnumber (also known as a cross-figure) is the numerical analogy of a crossword, in which the solutions to the clues are numbers instead of words.

    KDE UserBase - Recent changes [en]

  • A crossnumber (also known as a cross-figure) is the numerical analogy of a crossword, in which the solutions to the clues are numbers instead of words.

    KDE UserBase - Recent changes [en]

  • A crossnumber (also known as a cross-figure) is the numerical analogy of a crossword, in which the solutions to the clues are numbers instead of words.

    KDE UserBase - Recent changes [en]

  • A crossnumber (also known as a cross-figure) is the numerical analogy of a crossword, in which the solutions to the clues are numbers instead of words.

    KDE UserBase - Recent changes [en]

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