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The newspaper crossword

Posted in Famous Inventors, Inventions, News, Puzzle on Monday, 6 June 2011

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This edited article about crosswords originally appeared in Look and Learn issue number 959 published on 26 July 1980.

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A paperboy delivering the newspaper

Readers of the Sunday Supplement of the New York World were presented with a new type of puzzle in the issue of 21st December, 1913. It is generally accepted that this was the first true crossword puzzle, and it was devised by Arthur Wynn. The readers enjoyed the puzzle so much that it became a regular feature. In the 1920s other papers began to publish crosswords, and the world-wide crossword craze which followed has never waned.

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