In a contrary or counterclockwise direction.
One might suppose that cruciverbalism refers to the ability to murder the King's English with great ease or perhaps the skillful art of using one's razor-sharp tongue to gore a grumbling grammarian. See also Puzzles.
A useless or worthless thing.
Yoo-hoooo! Be a doll and add a funny word.
If a planned event goes terribly wrong in the sense that it gets crazy, you've got yourself a hodge-podge.
Ask someone urgently and fervently to do something.