What is a crossword competition?

crosswords has a number of clueing competitions where contestants all submit clues for the same word and a judge picks the best one.

How do crossword tournaments work?

The main part of the tournament consists of seven rounds, each featuring a puzzle that all competitors solve. There are three rounds in the late morning and three in the early afternoon on Saturday, and the seventh round is on Sunday. Puzzles vary in size and difficulty from round to round.

Does the WSJ have a crossword?

The Wall Street Journal has been running weekend crossword puzzles since 1998 and daily puzzles since the fall of 2015. Throughout that time, we have had a crossword luminary, Mike Shenk, as our editor.

What is Morlock prey?

The crossword clue Morlock prey with 4 letters was last seen on the March 05, 2021. We think the likely answer to this clue is ELOI.

How do you get good at crosswords?

6 tips that will help you master crossword puzzles from the national champion

  1. Start off with easier puzzles.
  2. Try to learn a little of everything.
  3. Google is your friend.
  4. Start with the blanks.
  5. Recognize words that appear over and over.
  6. Stay cool.

Are crossword puzzles good for you?

Research shows doing crossword puzzles regularly can also improve your ability to focus attention on a desired task and improve your executive function and working memory. All of these skills improve one’s ability to successfully navigate the challenges of everyday life and remain independent for as long as possible.

What are the rules of crossword?

Word Length: All words should be at least three letters. All letters must be “keyed”, meaning they are in an across word and a down word. Black Square Frequency: Historically, crossword creators were encouraged to limit black squares to no more than one sixth of the grid, or about 17%.

How hard is the WSJ crossword?

Clue difficulty level for daily puzzles ranges from moderately easy to difficult. If the theme is very straightforward, the clues should be on the easy side for use early in the week, while if the theme is tricky, the clues should be harder. Clue difficulty level for weekend crosswords should be medium to difficult.

How do WSJ crosswords work?

When you click inside a square in the grid, the clues should scroll to match your place. On your phone, the clues will appear below the grid. Tap twice within a square in the grid to switch between across and down. You can also use the arrows on either side of the clues to scroll through clues.