Crossword: US and UK English

Your favourite crossword section is back!

Some time ago (OK, a long time ago), our blog published some crossword puzzles. And … it abruptly stopped.

You may have come across these two types of crossword puzzles: one that looks like a branched tree and one that is commonly called newspaper-style. The former is a more casual, fun-type crossword; it is also easier than the newspaper-style crossword to create.

After a series of creating casual puzzles, I tried to create a little more challenging newspaper-style puzzles. They are challenging, not just to solve but also to create. After a lot of frustrated failed attempts, I gave up – completely.

But crossword puzzles are back, partly for our blog and partly for our courses. One important characteristic I would love to see in my courses is the fun element. Crossword puzzles will be one such fun component. (Of course, there are others; you will know about them soon.)

Here is a crossword on UK and US variants of English. The level is basic. Enjoy solving this puzzle as we work on creating more. (And yes, this is the casual-type puzzle, but I haven’t given up on the newspaper-style puzzles. Hopefully, I will create and share one soon.)

  

Can you guess where this odd one out is used in our course? Yes, it is part of our lesson on British and American variants of English. Along with this, there are a few other crosswords too on this topic. If you aspire to become a language editor, here is an opportunity you would not want to miss. Check out our course Essentials of Language Editing.

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