The first crossword puzzle ran in The New York World on 21 December, 1913, 100 years ago this week, invented by Arthur Wynne. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP. Devotees of all kinds of crossword (cruciverbalists, some 

The first crossword puzzle ran in The New York World on 21 December, 1913, 100 years ago this week, invented by Arthur Wynne. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP. Devotees of all kinds of crossword (cruciverbalists, some people coyly call them) will today be 

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 

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, 

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 

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