origin: (1975–80) Latin; cruci-, crux= cross + -alist = verbalist
A handy word not only for describing a person with a passion for creating or accomplishing crossword puzzles, but one that might also help you to win at Scrabble!
la·cu·nae [lə-ˈkü-niː] or la·cu·na [ləˈkjuːnə] (singular) :
origin: Latin; cruci-, crux= cross + -alist = verbalist
An empty space; missing gap; pit
→ wether speaking: literally, biologically, or philosophically
No cruciverbalist am I, unless crosswords with little more than lacunae count.