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The Curious History of the Crossword

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2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle. Journalist Arthur Wynne had wanted to devise a new game for the back of the newspaper back in 1913, so he created a diamond grid and called it a Word-Cross, and thus the first crossword puzzle was born.Editor and crossword constructor Ben Tausig examines the curious history of the worlds most addictive game and its unusual upbringing. Accompanied by 100 unique and challenging puzzles from the past 100 years, he examines the evolution of grid shape, how basic expected knowledge of the reader has changed, the puzzles that break the breakfast table rule and more. Featuring puzzles from top constructors like Will Shortz, Brendan Emmett Quigley, Matt Jones, Cathy Millhauser, Maura Jacobson, and more. Try your pen or pencil on the crosswords your parents, grandparents, or great grandparents did decades ago!

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781937994457
Author(s): Ben Tausig
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Year: 2013
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Pages: 192
Age: 0-0

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