The Crossword Century
100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic MischiefBook - 2014
A British comic writer at The Guardian explores the history of the crossword puzzle, which made its debut in 1913 and went from being considered a menace to productivity to being used to recruit codebreakers by the military.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2014
Characteristics: xi, 191 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Cross-word century : 100 years of witty wordplay, ingenious