First Published Crossword Puzzle

Arthur Wynne prepared and published the first crossword puzzle in New York World on December 21, 1913.

Date:
      December 21, 1913
Name(s):
      Arthur Wynne
Occupation:
      Puzzle Creator
Location:
      New York City, NY, USA

Additional Information:

  • Brief History of Crossword Puzzles
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  • Arthur Wynne – Wikipedia
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