This interesting cryptic fact #5 shows us that Latin is not dead yet …! For more facts, see the links below …
In the USA particularly, many crossword compilers (constructors) and afficionados like to be known as "cruciverbalists”.
This mock-Latin invention from cruc, crux CROSS, plus verbum WORD, is pronounced kroo-ci-VUHR-buh-list and was coined in the USA in the mid-to-late 1970s.
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