Today is the “official” birthday of the crossword puzzle.
Many people will argue with you about the date and where it was first published, but crossword aficionados celebrate today.
I’m a crossword addict. I learn a new word nearly every day, and love the challenge they bring.
Here is the “first” published crossword.
|2-3.||What bargain hunters enjoy.||6-22.||What we all should be.|
|4-5.||A written acknowledgment.||4-26.||A day dream.|
|6-7.||Such and nothing more.||2-11.||A talon.|
|10-11.||A bird.||19-28.||A pigeon.|
|14-15.||Opposed to less.||F-7.||Part of your head.|
|18-19.||What this puzzle is.||23-30.||A river in Russia.|
|22-23.||An animal of prey.||1-32.||To govern.|
|26-27.||The close of a day.||33-34.||An aromatic plant.|
|28-29.||To elude.||N-8.||A fist.|
|30-31.||The plural of is.||24-31.||To agree with.|
|8-9.||To cultivate.||3-12.||Part of a ship.|
|12-13.||A bar of wood or iron.||20-29.||One.|
|16-17.||What artists learn to do.||5-27.||Exchanging.|
|20-21.||Fastened.||9-25.||To sink in mud.|
|24-25.||Found on the seashore.||13-21.||A boy.|
|10-18.||The fibre of the gomuti palm.|
It was published on this date in 1913 in the New York World.
I’ll be doing two today to celebrate; the New York Times and the LA Times.