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The first crossword puzzle was published- 12/21/1913

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The first crossword puzzle was published in the “New York World” newspaper edition by journalist, Arthur Wynne from Liverpool. He was credited as the creator of the famous word game. As the puzzle grew in popularity, it became the commonplace in every American newspaper.

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