Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
The Curious History of the Crossword by Ben Tausig: Excerpt

The Curious History of the Crossword by Ben Tausig: Excerpt

Ratings: (0)|Views: 191 |Likes:
2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle. Journalist Arthur Wynne had wanted to devise a new game for the back of the newspaper back in 1913, so he created a diamond grid and called it a “Word-Cross,” and thus the first crossword puzzle was born.
Editor and crossword constructor Ben Tausig examines the curious history of the world’s most addictive game and its unusual upbringing. Accompanied by 100 unique and challenging puzzles from the past 100 years, he examines the evolution of grid shape, how basic expected knowledge of the reader has changed, the puzzles that break the “breakfast table rule” and more. Featuring puzzles from top constructors like Will Shortz, Brendan Emmett Quigley, Matt Jones, Cathy Millhauser, Maura Jacobson, and more. Try your pen or pencil on the crosswords your parents, grandparents, or great grandparents did decades ago!
2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle. Journalist Arthur Wynne had wanted to devise a new game for the back of the newspaper back in 1913, so he created a diamond grid and called it a “Word-Cross,” and thus the first crossword puzzle was born.
Editor and crossword constructor Ben Tausig examines the curious history of the world’s most addictive game and its unusual upbringing. Accompanied by 100 unique and challenging puzzles from the past 100 years, he examines the evolution of grid shape, how basic expected knowledge of the reader has changed, the puzzles that break the “breakfast table rule” and more. Featuring puzzles from top constructors like Will Shortz, Brendan Emmett Quigley, Matt Jones, Cathy Millhauser, Maura Jacobson, and more. Try your pen or pencil on the crosswords your parents, grandparents, or great grandparents did decades ago!

More info:

Published by: Race Point Publishing on Nov 06, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/08/2014

pdf

text

original

 
 
1
9
 
1
3
13246103430 31292826221814 15 16 172024 2533 27231911732812 139521
of the
 
THE CURIOUS HISTORY
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
 
 Indiebound
 Bookish
 Indigo
More Info on The Curious History of the Crossword
 
T
ABLE
 
OF
 C
ONTENTS
I
NTRODUCTION
 7
 1: Crossword Knowledge, Then and Now .................................................. 9 2: Transcendent Puzzle Themes, Then and Now ...................................... 23 3: The Puzzling Question of Crosswords and Gender ............................... 51 4: Humor, Then and Now ....................................................................... 65 5: The Breakfast Table Rule .................................................................... 77 6: Indie Puzzles ....................................................................................... 85 7: Mentoring: How Puzzles Move Across and Down Generations ........... 103 8: Technology .........................................................................................111 9: The Great Constructors ......................................................................123 10: Puzzle Economies .............................................................................. 147
S
OLUTIONS
 
 AND
 N
OTES
 165
 
2-3 What bargain hunters enjoy.4-5 A written acknowledgement.6-7 Such and nothing more. 10-11 A bird. 14-15 Opposed to less. 18-19 What the puzzle is. 22-23 An animal of prey. 26-27 The close of a day. 28-29 To elude. 30-31 The plural of is. 8-9 To cultivate. 12-13 A bar of wood or iron. 16-17 What artists learn todo. 20-21 Fastened. 24-25 Found on the seashore. 10-18 The fibre of the gomuti palm. 6-22 What we all should be. 4-26 A day dream. 2-11 A talon. 19-28 A pigeon. F-7 Part of your head. 23-30 A river in Russia. 1-32 To govern. 33-34 An aromatic plant. N-8 A fist. 21-34 To agree with. 3-12 Part of a ship. 20-29 One. 5-27 Exchanging. 9-25 Sunk in mud. 13-21 A bo
y.
F
ILL in the small squares with words which agree with the fol- lowing definitions:
 FUN’S Word-Cross Puzzle.

Activity (2)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->