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Question 1: Cryptics very often include ________.
AnagramSubliminal stimuliCryptographyPalindrome

Question 2: According to Guinness Records, May 15, 2007, the most prolific crossword compiler is Roger Squires of Ironbridge, ________, UK.
ShropshireTelford and WrekinHerefordshireShropshire Council

Question 3: As in ________, they usually are not symmetrical; two-letter words are allowed; and the number of shaded squares is minimized.
FranceCanadaUnited KingdomItaly

Question 4: Most puzzle designs also require that all white cells be orthogonally contiguous (that is, connected in one mass through shared sides, to form a single ________).

Question 5: The creating of crosswords is called cruciverbalism among its practitioners, who are referred to as cruciverbalists, from the ________ for cross and word.
Old LatinRoman EmpireVulgar LatinLatin

Question 6: In 1944 Allied security officers were disturbed by the appearance, in a series of crosswords in The Daily Telegraph, of words that were secret code names for military operations planned as part of ________.
Operation OverlordOperation Market GardenNormandy LandingsWestern Front (World War II)

Question 7: In ________ and throughout much of the Commonwealth, cryptics of varying degrees of difficulty are featured in many newspapers.
Great BritainEnglandScotlandUnited Kingdom

Question 8: The author of the puzzles, a schoolteacher named ________, was interviewed.
Leonard DaweOperation OverlordStrand SchoolMulberry harbour

Question 9: in Dutch crosswords, the ij digraph is considered one letter, filling one square, and the IJ and the Y (see ________) are considered distinct.
XLatin-derived alphabetUmlaut (diacritic)Dutch alphabet

Question 10: A crossword creator might choose to clue the answer SEN (as in the abbreviation for "________") as "Washington bigwig: Abbr." or "Member of Cong.", with the abbreviation in the clue indicating that the answer is to be similarly abbreviated.
BicameralismUpper houseSenateAustralian Senate

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