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What is a barred crossword?

A barred crossword is one that is instantly recognisable for having no black cells at all.

However on inspection you will find that instead there are bars between certain cells - drawn usually as a thick border line between two cells either horizontally or vertically - or perhaps both.

These are used to indicate the separation point between different clues/answers as opposed to the familiar black cells in a normal crossword.

The puzzles are tightly crossed and may have many obscure clues and answers as a result. Many people say they are something of an acquired taste.

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