crossword puzzle

crossword puzzle

crossword puzzle, word game in which words corresponding to numbered clues are put into a grid of horizontal and vertical squares to form intersecting words. The puzzle is solved when a player supplies all of the words correctly. Though a type of crossword puzzle has been found inscribed on an ancient tomb in Egypt, journalist Arthur Wynne is generally credited with its invention in 1913. Crossword puzzles became popular with Simon and Schuster's 1924 publication of a crossword puzzle book and now appear in virtually all newspapers. Players vie for titles at various crossword competitions. Reference dictionaries are published to aid players with solutions. See acrostic; anagram.

Puzzle in which words are filled into a pattern of numbered squares in answer to correspondingly numbered clues and in such a way that words can be read across and down. The first crosswords, intended primarily for children, appeared in England in the 19th century. In the U.S., the puzzle developed into a popular adult pastime. By 1923, crosswords were being published in most of the leading U.S. newspapers, and the craze soon reached England. Today crosswords in various forms are found in almost every country and language.

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Crossword Puzzle was the second to last album made by The Partridge Family and was not one of the most popular albums. It was released in 1973 and did not produce a U.S. single. This album was finally released on CD in 2003 on Arista's BMG Heritage label. The album has a crossword puzzle on the front of it, with Shirley Jones at the left and David Cassidy at the right.

Track listing

  • Side one
  • "One Day at a Time" – 3:00
  • "Sunshine" – 2:43
  • "As Long As There's You" – 2:57
  • "It's a Long Way to Heaven" – 2:39
  • "Now That You Got Me Where You Want Me" – 2:45
  • "It Means I'm in Love with You" – 4:00
  • Side two
  • "Come on Love" – 3:43
  • "I Got Your Love All over Me" – 2:39
  • "Let Your Love Go" – 2:19
  • "It Sounds Like You're Saying Hello" – 2:54
  • "It's You" – 2:07
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