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PAST IS PROLOGUE

The Surprising History of Crossword Puzzles

A short history of that infamous homewrecker, the Crossword Puzzle

Via Nieman Lab: A time before Wordle: Newspapers used to hate word puzzles

If Wardle is the Wardle of the Wordle, then Wynne was the Wardle of The World. Put less stupidly, Arthur Wynne’s 1913 “Word-Cross” puzzle for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper was not the first such puzzle, but it was the first…

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Jack Shepherd

Jack Shepherd

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I have a newsletter about crossword puzzles and a podcast about rom-coms. Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail