Factoid

We surely have chanced upon a crossword puzzle in some newspaper, whether we solved it or not. But did any of us wonder when the first crossword puzzle was published in a newspaper? There is a dispute about this. According to information available some such puzzles were included in The Stockton Bee (1793–1795), an ephemeral publication. The phrase “cross word puzzle” was first written in 1862 by Our Young Folks in the United States. However, officially the first crossword puzzle was published in a British newspaper called the Sunday Express in 1924

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