Find tech puzzling? Well, that’s exactly why we decided to make puzzles around tech. To give you something to rack those grey cells apart from just good old reading. The puzzles take many forms, and Nimish Dubey and Akriti Rana start with one of the most well established and respected – the crossword. Read, think, solve… enjoy. Because tech can be puzzling. And a stack of fun besides.

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Across

3. The Land of Gold. Oh yes, and also a phone brand. (5)
5. They just wanted to sell ten thousand phones when they arrived in India in 2014. Oh me, oh my! (5)
7. “To shave or not to shave” was the question this brand’s co-founder was asking on Twitter. (4,3)
8. Forget Nougat, we are waiting to literally get our hands on an update to this version of Android, and are growing weary too. (4)
10. Nature calling? Want to answer but have no room to take the call? There’s an app for that loo…er…too. (5,4)
13.The new touch on the MacBook Pro. And yes, we were so wrong about calling it a stunt. (5,3)
14. I may sound censorious, buddy, but I am the one that switches off the display when you put your phone to your face for a call. (9)

Down

1. They are such a reliable name that a lot of reliance was placed on them by people who relied on them to disrupt the Indian telecom market. You bet they did. (3)
2. Type on it. Write on it. Write on paper. It accepts them all. What a true Yogi this one is. (4, 4)
4. What is measured using f-stops (8)
6. If you are giving me a OnePlus 3, it doesn’t matter if you are black or white. Sure, but what about…well, grey? (8)
9. He ain’t Beethoven, but he performed at Opera and is now composing Vivaldi. (9)
11. Eat your heart out, iPhone. I got both jet black and black on my back. Hah! and I am the stuff of which displays are made too. (5)
12. It is easily the most peaceful sounding phone interface around, never mind the fact that some find it too cluttered and confusing. (5)

Solved crossword is given below.

 

 

 

 

 

But resist the temptation.

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, here it is.

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Nimish Dubey has been writing for more than a decade now (well, Windows 3.1 was around and Apple was on the verge of being finished when he started). He has been published in a number of publications including The Times of India, Mint, The Economic Times, Mid-Day and Femina on subjects that vary from tech write -ups to book reviews to music album round ups. He managed to interview Michael Schumacher once and write two books for young adults along the way.