Happy birthday to the crossword puzzle

On this day (21 December) in 1913, the now-defunct New York World published the first “word-cross” puzzle. That particular puzzle, which is pictured below, was created by one Arthur Wynne (see here and here), and according to Wikipedia, an illustrator later reversed the “word-cross” label to “cross-word.” The New York World closed down in 1931, but the crossword puzzle lives on!

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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