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October 25, 2013 7:58 AM

Across and down (nine letters): ‘Satisfying, challenging’ crossword competition to benefit adult literacy programs

It’s one of the first things millions of people around the world attempt each morning. The award-winning documentary “Wordplay” examined the passionately intense souls who invest their intellect and emotions into its tiny black and white squares. There are prestigious and nearly impossible-to-enter contests across the country that can be encouraging to the optimistic novice and devastating to the rugged veteran.

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