#3183l – 1998 32c Celebrate the Century - 1910s: First Crossword Puzzle

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U.S. #3183l
32¢ First Crossword Puzzle Published
 Celebrate the Century – 1910s
 
Issue Date: February 3, 1998
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 12,533,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations:
11.5
Color: Multicolored
 
The first crossword puzzle was created by American journalist Arthur Wynne. “Fun’s Word-Cross Puzzle” appeared in the New York World newspaper on Sunday, December 21, 1913. It was the forerunner to the puzzles, with their familiar diagrams of black and white squares, which are so popular today in the United States. Wynne’s puzzle actually began a fad which spread to other countries, and crosswords now appear in a number of languages around the world.
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U.S. #3183l
32¢ First Crossword Puzzle Published
 Celebrate the Century – 1910s
 
Issue Date: February 3, 1998
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 12,533,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations:
11.5
Color: Multicolored
 
The first crossword puzzle was created by American journalist Arthur Wynne. “Fun’s Word-Cross Puzzle” appeared in the New York World newspaper on Sunday, December 21, 1913. It was the forerunner to the puzzles, with their familiar diagrams of black and white squares, which are so popular today in the United States. Wynne’s puzzle actually began a fad which spread to other countries, and crosswords now appear in a number of languages around the world.