Neologist said: Well, you know the Greek word stauros does not mean cross.
I know, it means "stake", so does the Latin word "stipes", both of which refer only
to the upright part of the cross.
JW's forget about the the crossbeam ("patibulum") which was lashed to the upright to form a cross-
WIKI- "The convict then usually had to carry the horizontal beam (patibulum in Latin) to the place of execution, but not necessarily the whole cross.
When it was done in an established place of execution, the vertical beam (stipes) could even be permanently embedded in the ground"
Incidentally once upon a time you JW's were perfectly happy to accept that Jesus was crucified on a cross, and you even had pics of crosses in your books and stuff (below) But then the JW big bosses decided to ban crosses and you all said a wimpy "okay" and went along with it like robots..