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Never a cross word

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 09 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3281
  1. James Owen Drife, emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, Leeds
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Medical crossword enthusiasts can take heart. Last year the BMJ, under pressure from the Action on Crosswords for Doctors Campaign (ACDC), set up a committee to consider the pros and cons of a weekly puzzle. Its report, after many hours of silent deliberation and Biro clicking, is almost ready. A draft (partly in pencil) has been leaked and, in the interests of openness, here is a summary.

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