Interesting cryptic fact #5

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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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