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Quizzes, puzzles and guessing games

brain teaser

noun

a difficult question or problem that you try to solve for fun

buzzer

noun

used by players in a television or radio quiz programme to show that they know the answer to a question

charades

noun

a game in which you can use only actions or movements to help the other players to guess a word or phrase

clue

noun

a word or phrase provided to help you find an answer in a crossword

crossword

noun

a word game on paper, in which the answers to questions called clues are written in rows of squares that cross each other so that some letters are shared

hangman

noun

a word game in which one player has a limited number of chances to guess the other player’s word

jigsaw

noun

a picture made of a lot of small pieces that you have to fit together

noughts and crosses

noun

a game for two players in which they take turns placing an X or an O in one of nine boxes until one player gets three Xs or three Os in a row

puzzle

noun

a game consisting of many pieces that you have to fit together correctly

puzzle

noun

a game consisting of a set of questions that you have to answer by thinking carefully

question master

noun

the person who asks players or teams questions in a quiz

quiz

noun

a competition in which you answer questions

quizmaster

noun

a question master

solution

noun

the answer to a question in a puzzle, crossword etc

solve

verb

to find the answer to a question in a puzzle, crossword etc

sudoku

noun

a number game in which you fill a square of 81 smaller squares with the numbers 1 to 9 so that each row, column, and square of 9 squares contains each number only once

tick-tack-toe

another spelling of tic-tac-toe

tic-tac-toe

noun

the game of noughts and crosses

tiebreaker

noun

an extra question asked at the end of a quiz to decide who will win when two players have the same number of points

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endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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