Crossword: How It Creates Its Clues and Our Version


Sometimes, the best way to relax is by gently exercising your mind. For us, our favourite method is opening up the paper and trying our hand at the daily crossword. But, what is the history of this clue-solving grid? In today’s blog, we explore the basics and origins of this puzzle. And, we’ve designed our own to test your knowledge on all things Gooroo.

What is a Crossword?

A crossword is a puzzle that usually takes the form of a rectangle or a square. This grid contains white- and black-shaded squares. The game’s goal is to fill the white squares with letters that form words or phrases. And, in order to know which letters belong where, you solve clues which lead to the answers. The shaded squares, if used, help separate the words or phrases.


Because the goal for everyone is to complete the puzzle, there are a few conventions and types that designers abide to when creating a crossword. Firstly, capitalisation is ignored. Typically, puzzle solvers fill in the grid using all caps. Check out these other categories:

What’s more, most American crossword puzzles feature a ‘theme’. This consists of long entries that share some relationship, type of pun, or other elements in common. Other themes include:

Our Version

We’ve created for you the Ultimate Gooroo Crossword. Check back in on the blog tomorrow to see if you got the answers right!

ultimate gooroo crossword


2. The name of our mascot.

4. The club taught in American Sign Language.

5. What we transform our passions into.

6. An Eco Club instructor.

8. The discount code which will give you 1 month free.

10. “After School Shouldn’t Be An __


1. A Music 101 Instructor

3. Our partnership with Itza Media.

7. The number of days of our free trial.

9. The product we offer as well as Clubs.

About the Author

Lydia B.

Lydia B.

Lydia B. is a Marketing Coordinator and Music Club Coach for Gooroo, a tutoring membership that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers Math, English, SAT, Coding, Spanish tutoring, and more.