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Word-lover interview: Yousuf AlBader

Word-lovers abound in the Collins Dictionary community, and so we’re running an interview series with some of the ones we’re lucky enough to count as friends of the blog. Following our interviews with Lynne Murphy of Separated By A Common Language, Tim Gorichanaz from ScratchTap… Read More
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Crosswords – 7 Facts You Didn’t Have a Cryptic Clue About

From simple black and white word exercises to the most masterful, multi-layered of cryptic constructs, crosswords entertain, educate, comfort, and compel. Here are seven things you might not have known about this recent centenarian of the puzzle world. 1. Crosswords initially appeared in… Read More
Cycling peloton from Tour de France

21 Cycling Words to Set You Up For the Tour de France

Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101st Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres. This annual bicycle race was first organized in 1903, and has run every year except for… Read More