The 100th Anniversary Of The Crossword Puzzle Gets A Google Doodle

Dec 20, 2013 - 1:15 pm 0 by
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Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the first ever crossword published anywhere. It was published by Arthur Wynne, a journalist from Liverpool, England on December 21, 1913 in the New York World. To celebrate the 100th year anniversary, Google has a special Doodle live several hours before the anniversary date on

Google Crossword Puzzle

The Google logo, aka Doodle, is an interactive crossword puzzle that you can actually play. Click the play button while on and you are taken into the game.

What about the original puzzle? Well, here is a picture of that:

First Crossword Puzzle

When you click on the search button on the logo, you are taken to knowledge graph results that explain the relationship of the [crossword inventor] as being Arthur Wynne and shows his knowledge graph on the right side.

Can you solve the Google Crossword Puzzle?

For more details on the making of this Doodle see Washington Post.

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