26 May 2020

Adrienne Raphel on the history of crosswords

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 26 May 2020

For more than 100 years,  untold hours have been spent with  a  grid of squares, a set of clues, and a pencil for novices, a pen for the brave. The crossword puzzle is as popular today as it was when it was first invented by happy accident in 1913.  Writer Adrienne Raphel  fills in the boxes  about the word game and the people who love  them.

Crossword puzzle and pencil

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