INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Happy National Crossword Puzzle Day!
The first crossword puzzles were published in England in children’s books.
The goal for a crossword puzzle is to fill in the spaces with the correct words from the hints provided to the corresponding number.
Journalist Arthur Wynne is given credit as the inventor of what is considered the first known published crossword puzzle.
The puzzle appeared in the Dec. 21, 1913 edition of the New York World newspaper.