Once I had a great time marveling at a commuter-train rider delving into a crossword puzzle
while standing, balancing himself skillfully, while the guy beside him was also deftly balancing himself as he surfed through his social-media accounts with a flick of his finger.
Critique: Anyone who delights in solving crossword puzzles
will be equally entertaining with the fifty acrostic puzzles comprising "Quote Acrostic Favorites: Volume 3".
Treasury: Features 100 Entertaining Puzzles: Volume 1" (9780998832227, $9.95, PB, 126pp) is comprised of mind-bending puzzles in an entertaining collection are the same size as those found in daily newspapers--making it ideal for those who don't have time to solve a large puzzle but still love a challenge.
On Thursday, mobile game developer (http://www.codycross-game.com) Fanatee released a new iOS word puzzle game, (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/codycross-a-new-crossword-experience/id1092689152?mt=8) CodyCross , which meshes elements of a crossword puzzle
and (http://www.cryptograms.org/play.php) cryptogram , yielding a fun an addictive new mobile pastime.
THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
(1925) Ev'rywhere you may go nowadays, Ev'ryone cuts the same old caper.
Of course, it gives Cora Felton, The Puzzle Lady who can't solve crossword puzzles
, free rein to propound all kinds of theories and barbs and amusing comments before the mystery is solved.
Throughout history, well at least the past 120 years, the great and the good have professed a love for the crossword puzzle
. The British even used them to convey coded messages during both World Wars.
I gestured to my crossword puzzle
: "Six down, a renal organ?" "Kidney," she snorted.
And while solvers toil through Steinberg's Saturday grid over a cup (or three) of coffee, the teenager will be in Brooklyn at the 37th American Crossword Puzzle
Tournament, or ACPT, speaking about his newest brainchild: a collaborative online database of New York Times crossword puzzles
published between 1942 and 1993, when Shortz began as editor (puzzles published since then are already available online).
However, the first known published crossword puzzle
was created by a journalist named Arthur Wynne from Liverpool, and as such he is credited as the inventor of the popular word game.
The crossword puzzle
, which was syndicated, appeared in several newspapers across the country.