I love word games–though I prefer word searches, games like Boggle and Word Search, to crosswords. But I know many people who are crossword enthusiasts.
Artist Emily Jo Cureton combines a love of crosswords and a love of art in her illustrations. Every day, she posts a drawing on her blog that is inspired by the NY Times Crossword Puzzle, and that also includes a few clues. Some of the drawings are quite beautiful, many are interesting, and a few are violent–but all contain words and most are reminiscent of a crossword puzzle, with art layered on top.
Thanks to Notcot.org for the link.