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Play World's first Crossword

While there are many claims to being the first crossword puzzle, it is the 1913 puzzle that is credited as the first, and thus the journalist, Arthur Wynne, as the inventor.

This puzzle featured many of the same features that we see in crossword puzzles today even though when it was originally published in "The New York World" it was called "word cross".

On this page you can play the first ever crossword puzzle, as it appeared in "The New York World" in digital format.


  • 2-3. What bargain hunters enjoy.
  • 4-5. A written acknowledgment.
  • 6-7. Such and nothing more.
  • 10-11. A bird.
  • 14-15. Opposed to less.
  • 18-19. What this puzzle is.
  • 22-23. An animal of prey.
  • 26-27. The close of a day.
  • 28-29. To elude.
  • 30-31. The plural of is.
  • 8-9. To cultivate.
  • 12-13. A bar of wood or iron.
  • 16-17. What artists learn to do.
  • 20-21. Fastened.
  • 24-25. Found on the seashore.
  • 10-18. The fibre of the gomuti palm.
  • 6-22. What we all should be.
  • 4-26. A day dream.
  • 2-11. A talon.
  • 19-28. A pigeon.
  • F-7. Part of your head.
  • 23.30. A river in Russia.
  • 1-32. To govern.
  • 33-34. An aromatic plant.
  • N-8. A fist.
  • 24-31. To agree with.
  • 3-12. Part of a ship.
  • 20-29. One.
  • 5-27. Exchanging.
  • 9-25. To sink in mud.
  • 13-21. A boy.

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