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Crossword History Quiz

Although one of the world’s most popular word games, crosswords have a short history! 10 Questions.

 
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In which country was the first crossword developed?

  • France
  • America
  • England
  • Australia

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What shape was the first crossword grid?

  • Square
  • Diamond
  • Rectangle
  • Triangle

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Initially called the “Word-Cross”, how many letters comprised the longest answer?

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

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The first crossword was published in which 1913 US newspaper's Christmas puzzle page?

  • New York World
  • Boston Herald
  • Washington Post
  • Los Angeles Times

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From which puzzle type was the first crossword derived?

  • Scrabble
  • Wordsearch
  • Word Square
  • Codeword

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Who is credited with developing the first crossword?

  • Arthur Daley
  • Arthur Askey
  • Arthur English
  • Arthur Wynne

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Where was Arthur Wynne born?

  • Edinburgh
  • Liverpool
  • Dublin
  • Pittsburgh

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What form of clues did Arthur Wynne give in his first crossword?

  • Cryptic
  • Word Alternatives
  • Anagrams
  • Definitions

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The first British crossword was published in February 1926 in which magazine?

  • Punch
  • Woman's Own
  • Pearson's
  • Radio Times

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Which British newspaper published it's first crossword on February 1 1930?

  • The Times
  • The Sketch
  • The Evening Standard
  • The Daily Express

 

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