Who Invented the Crossword Puzzle?/
The crossword puzzle was invented by Arthur Wynne, a British-born journalist, in December 1913. Arthur Wynne created the puzzle for the "Fun" section of the New York World newspaper. The first crossword puzzle, as published on December 21, 1913, was quite different from the modern crossword puzzles we are familiar with today. It had a diamond-shaped grid and contained mostly simple words.
The crossword puzzle gained popularity quickly and became a regular feature in newspapers. Over time, the puzzle format evolved, with innovations such as the standard square grid and the use of black squares to create the familiar pattern we see in modern crossword puzzles.
Arthur Wynne's creation laid the foundation for a popular and enduring form of entertainment that continues to captivate people around the world.