December 21 is National Crossword Puzzle Day. The first crossword puzzle was published by Arthur Wynne on December 21, 1913 in the New York World Newspaper. It proved so popular, that crossword puzzles became a staple in American newspapers, even to this day. Check out and try to solve this puzzle for yourself below.
Probably one of the most popular crossword puzzles can be found in the New York Times. Did you know that the first crossword puzzle published in the Times was on February 1, 1930? For more than 100 years, the crossword puzzle has proven to be a timeless fun activity for the mind. Crossword puzzles are so popular, that we’ve included one in all of our resources. Most notably, our series of Novel Study Guides all feature a crossword puzzle that helps students understand the meaning of key vocabulary words found in the novel. Check out this one from our popular The Lightning Thief Novel Study Guide. Download the free activity here.