The crossword was invented by a lone newspaperman named Arthur Wynne. Wynne was born in Liverpool in 1871, but he eventually moved to the U.S. and assumed the editorial reins of the Fun section of New York World (which was then owned by Joseph
of the more obscure words removed. Although New York World editor Arthur Wynne is credited as the inventor of the crossword puzzle, The Guardian points out that similar word games can be traced back as far as Pompeii.
The British Wynne invented the crossword puzzle in 1913 while living in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. His puzzles would be included in the “Fun” section in the Sunday edition of the New York World. On December 21st, 1913,
Google is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the famous puzzle with a doodle that transforms its search page into a puzzle itself with a nod to the granddaddy of all daily word games and its inventor, British-born Arthur Wynne. Wynne created the
Pastime that will celebrate its 100th anniversary on 12/21/2013 CROSSWORD PUZZLE 54A. How to finish working on a 35-Across WRITE THE ANSWERS 17D. Inventor of the 35-Across ARTHUR WYNNE. BILL BUTLER'S.