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Saturday, December 21, 2013

100th Anniversary: Crossword Puzzle

This Day in History: December 20, 1913

Embrace the Past...


Do you know the name for a person who is a crossword puzzle creator? Hint: It is a 14-letter word. Of course, you can always Google it but to save time, here is the answer:

cru·ci·ver·bal·ist  (krs-vûrb-lst)
n.
1. A constructor of crosswords.
2. An enthusiast of word games, especially of crosswords.

A crossword is a word puzzle that normally takes the form of a square or a rectangular grid of white and black shaded squares. The goal is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossword

The first crossword puzzle published
in The New York World on Dec. 21, 1913
Crosswords have evolved into the world's most perennial passing fad. A cruciverbalist by the name of Arthur Wynne is credited with creating the first cross word puzzle. 

Wynne created the page of puzzles for the "Fun" section of the Sunday edition of the New York World. For the December 21, 1913, edition, he introduced a puzzle with a diamond shape and a hollow center, the letters F-U-N already being filled in. He called it a "Word-Cross Puzzle." ... A few weeks after the first "Word-Cross" appeared, the name of the puzzle was changed to "Cross-Word" as a result of a typesetting error. Wynne's puzzles have been known as "crosswords" ever since.
 It is interesting to note for the weekend begin
Everyone agreed that crossword puzzles were a ridiculous craze, soon to be forgotten.
Anybody - eight-letter word for wrong? "Mistaken."
- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/news/236732391_Crossword_puzzles_celebrate_100th_anniversary_Saturday.html#sthash.pNU1z4Ih.dpuf
ning yesterday, December 20, 2013, Arthur Wynn was honored with an interactive Google Doodle commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first crossword puzzle.


Empower the Present...

Need something to entertain your kids other than the TV, iPhone, iPad or computer? Put a crossword puzzle in their hands and challenge their minds! Test their vocabulary skills while adding to their vocabulary bank. Better still, challenge them to creating a crossword puzzle.

Enrich the Future...

There was a point in time when everyone agreed crossword puzzles were a ridiculous craze. Question for you: eight-letter word for wrong? "Mistaken!" The future of crosswords is set as long as there is a thirst for learning, a need for a challenge to be met, a source of entertainment, etc.<!--[if gte mso 9]>


Do you commute to work? Work a crossword while on the train, subway or riding in a auto with someone. It is not recommended to work on a crossword while driving!

Happy crosswording & Happy 100th Anniversary to the crossword puzzle!  

Anyone know a 7-letter word for mysterious? By the way, strange, curious, or bizarre do not fit.



 
Everyone agreed that crossword puzzles were a ridiculous craze, soon to be forgotten.
Anybody - eight-letter word for wrong? "Mistaken."
- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/news/236732391_Crossword_puzzles_celebrate_100th_anniversary_Saturday.html#sthash.pNU1z4Ih.dpuf