Watch 'Wheel of Fortune' unveil a new puzzle format (Video)

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"Wheel of Fortune" added a new spin on its age-old style on Monday with the introduction of a different kind of puzzle for the contestants to solve: a crossword!

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In the new twist on the classic TV game show's normal format, "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak excitedly told the players, "We're trying something new tonight. You're kind of guinea pigs. Congratulations on that."

He then gave contestants a clue that was relevant to all of the words that they had to solve, rather than a general category — in this case, "seeing red."

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WHEEL OF FORTUNE -- Season 10 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Pat Sajak, hostess Vanna White -- Photo by: Herb Ball/NBCU Photo Bank
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WHEEL OF FORTUNE -- Pictured: (l-r) Vanna White, Pat Sajak -- Photo by: Ron Tom/NBCU Photo Bank
WHEEL OF FORTUNE -- Pictured: (l-r) Vanna White, Pat Sajak -- Photo by: Herb Ball/NBCU Photo Bank
WHEEL OF FORTUNE -- Pictured: (l-r) Host: Pat Sajak with unknown contestants -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
WHEEL OF FORTUNE -- Pictured: (l-r) Vanna White, Pat Sajak -- Photo by: Herb Ball/NBCU Photo Bank
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 175 -- Pictured: (l-r) 'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak during an interview with host Jay Leno on February 19, 1993 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - DECEMBER 9 : Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White answers media questions prior to taping the show at the Broward County Convention Center on December 9, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Ralph Notaro/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - DECEMBER 9 : Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White stands next to the puzzle board during the show at the Broward County Convention Center on December 9, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Ralph Notaro/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - DECEMBER 9 : Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak answers media questions prior to taping the show at the Broward County Convention Center on December 9, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Ralph Notaro/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - DECEMBER 7: Host Pat Sajak listens as (seated, left to right) Co-Host Vanna White speaks with Washington Redskins Hall of Fame running back John Riggins, Rex Grossman of the Chicago Bears and Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals during the Wheel of Fortune NFL Players Week taping on December 7, 2004 at The Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for PLAYERS INC.)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - DECEMBER 9 : Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak answers media questions prior to taping the show at the Broward County Convention Center on December 9, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Ralph Notaro/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 20: Wheel of Fortune Co-host Vanna White receives A Star On The Walk Of Fame on April 20, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 20: Wheel of Fortune Co-host Vanna White receives A Star On The Walk Of Fame on April 20, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - DECEMBER 7: (left to right) Torry Holt of the St. Louis Rams, Warrick Dunn of the Atlanta Falcons, Brandon Stokley of the Indianapolis Colts, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Drew Brees of the San Diego Chargers, Co-Host Vanna White, Rex Grossman of the Chicago Bears, Host Pat Sajak, Nate Burleson of the Minnesota Vikings, Kurt Warner of the New York Giants, Robert Gallery of the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins Hall of Fame running back John Riggins, Jevon Kearse of the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, Willie McGinest of the New England Patriots, Donnie Edwards of the San Diego Chargers and Rod Smith of the Denver Broncos pose for a photo on the set during the Wheel of Fortune NFL Players Week taping on December 7, 2004 at The Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for PLAYERS INC.)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 31: Vanna White, who has been turning letters on the Wheel of Fortune for 30 years, in action on July, 31, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 30: Vanna White, center, who has been turning letters on the Wheel of Fortune for 30 years, laughs while interacting with the audience with host Pat Sajak, right, during a taping on July, 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 30: Vanna White, who has been turning letters on the Wheel of Fortune for 30 years, walks onstage for another taping on July, 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
400776 02: First Lt. Angelina Maguinness (L) and 2nd Lt. Joe Thompkins of the 547th Intelligence Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, NV appeared on the television game show 'Wheel of Fortune.' Pat Sajak, a former member of the Air Force, hosts the popular program. Several episodes of the show, taped in Las Vegas, offered many Air Force members and their families the opportunity to compete. The shows were taped in February. (Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: The hosts of Wheel of Fortune Vanna White (L) and Pat Sajak are honored by Gray Line New York's Ride Of Fame Campaign in Central Park on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/WireImage)
Pat Sajak, Host of 'Wheel of Fortune', Vanna White, Co-Host of 'Wheel of Fortune' and Alex Trebek, Host of 'Jeopardy!' (Photo by M. Phillips/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Aired 09/04/1986 -- Pictured: (l-r) Wheel of Fortune co host Vanna White during an interview with host Johnny Carson on September 4, 1986 -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: (R) Host of the TV game show 'Wheel Of Fortune' Pat Sajak and model Vanna White feed each other cake at the the 25th anniversary celebration of 'Wheel Of Fortune' at Radio City Music Hall September 27, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: The TV game show 'Wheel Of Fortune' celebrates its 25th anniversary at Radio City Music Hall on September 27, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Theresa Feeney, actress Sandra Lee; April Baker, actor Montel Williams, Dolly DeSantis and actress Kristan Cunningham guess at a puzzle during a taping of 'Wheel Of Fortune Celebrity Week' celebrating the television game show's 25th anniversary at Radio City Music Hall on September 29, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Host Pat Sajak, Tara Carroll, Paula Deen, James Thompson, actor Steve Schirripa, Joy Bryant and actress Sherri Shepherd during a taping of 'Wheel Of Fortune Celebrity Week' celebrating the television game show's 25th anniversary at Radio City Music Hall on September 29, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Host Pat Sajak greets Nancy Kaufman, actress Paige Hemmis, Susan Moran, actor Jeff Probst, Nick Giovine and actress Alison Sweeney during a taping of 'Wheel Of Fortune Celebrity Week' celebrating the television game show's 25th anniversary at Radio City Music Hall on September 29, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Co-host Vanna White, Montel Williams, Sandra Lee, Kristan Cunningham and host Pat Sajak pose for photos during a taping of 'Wheel Of Fortune Celebrity Week' celebrating the television game show's 25th anniversary at Radio City Music Hall on September 29, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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Then, the contestants started shouting out letters, per usual.

"Pat and I had been considering the idea of a crossword puzzle format for years," said "Wheel of Fortune" executive producer, Harry Friedman, in a statement.

"Last year in Madrid I observed the production of 'Wheel of Fortune' in Spain. Seeing their success with the crossword round encouraged us to try it here. I know our viewers will also find it fun and engaging, and a welcome new twist on playing 'Wheel of Fortune' without changing the basic game."

This change is not the only recent event to make news on the syndicated hit show. Just two weeks ago, an episode of "Wheel of Fortune" ended in a tie for the first time in 10 years.

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