Two teams of three members each (a contestant and two celebrities) compete to guess words in a crossword puzzle; the words all combining to lead to the identity of a famous person, place, thing, etc. The contestant chooses a word and selects one of his teammates to guess the answer. The point value of each word depended on the round, and how many letters were in the clue. If the celebrity correctly guessed the clue, within a 10 second limit, the contestant got to guess the puzzle's master solution; otherwise, control passed to the opposing side. Either way, the points were deposited into a bank and the word appeared in the appropriate space. Anywhere from five to nine clue words appeared in each puzzle, all combining to lead to the master solution, with the contestant guessing the puzzle and winning the dollar value of the points. Several rounds were played, with point values increasing by round. The team leading when time ran out (usually three rounds) won the game and moved on to ... Written by
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In the 1981 film Smokey & The Bandit 2. Carrie (Sally Field) says to Bandit (Burt Reynolds) ,"If you weren't so dumb they'd put you on 'Cross Wits' ! . See more
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