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Should a person be able to solve a crossword puzzle without ever having attempted one before if he has sufficient English skills?

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  • 2 months ago
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    That depends. If you google crossword puzzles, you'll find the USA Today ones. They're fairly easy. The NY Times puzzles, on the other hand, use a lot of puns- plays on double meanings that a non-native speaker might not know- and knowledge, often of actors and politicians from a long time agoe. 

  • 2 months ago

    doesn't always work that way -- for example:  the NY Times puzzle frequently requires familiarity with the upper crust level of culture -- original star of "Cats" might be one of their clues

  • 2 months ago


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