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The Curious History of the Crossword
by Ben Tausig


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 world's 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

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781937994457
  • ISBN-10: 1937994457
  • Publisher: Race Point Publishing
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensions: 9 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


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