The answer to each clue is a word or phrase. The aim is to write the words letter-by-letter in the white squares. The white squares go "across" or "down" the page. Each clue has a number - for example "1 Across" or "15 Down".
There are many types of crosswords. Straight (or Quick) crosswords are usually made up of simple definitions - which means that other words are used to describe the answer. Some crosswords use riddles and word play and are usually more difficult than straight crosswords.
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Here is a small example of a (British-style) straight crossword:
Across[change | change source]
1. Sheep sound (3)
3. Neither liquid nor gas (5)
5. Humour (3)
Down[change | change source]
1. Road passenger transport (3)
2. Permit (5)
4. Short for "Dorothy" (3)
The solution (answer) to this crossword is:
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