Crossword Puzzle Day is held each year on December 21. A journalist (Arthur Wynne) invented this fun word game we all enjoy today. His first crossword puzzle was published in the New York World newspaper on December 21, 1913. Today this challenging word game is enjoyed by millions around the world.
Crossword Puzzle Facts
The crossword puzzle is the most popular of all the word games.
The objective of the game is to fill the white spaces of a grid with the words for the given clues. Black spaces separate individual words.
The levels of these puzzles range from simple puzzles for kids to challenging puzzles for adults.
Reasons to do Crossword Puzzles
In addition to being fun, crossword puzzles also provide additional benefits:
- They sharpen the brain for problem-solving.
- They may help delay the effects of dementia, so exercise your brain with a crossword puzzle.
- They can increase vocabulary.
- If you are bi-lingual or learning a new language, consider completing a crossword puzzle in your second language.
- They can even relieve the mind from the day's stresses.
Challenge yourself to complete a puzzle a day for fun, entertainment and for any of the reasons above.
My brother always begins his day with a coffee in one hand and a newspaper with a crossword puzzle to solve! Where others have given up the daily newspaper delivered to their door (in favor of quick news online and on TV), Ken loves his newspaper for the daily crossword puzzle. Many turn first to the 'funnies' for their morning entertainment via a newspaper; Ken goes straight to the crossword puzzle. He often does the daily puzzle with his wife. A fun couple activity.
Crossword Puzzle Day Summary
So, if you have not been in the habit of doing crossword puzzles, consider making it a daily habit for any of the number of reasons I have stated in this article, or simply for the fun of it!
If you do not subscribe to a daily newspaper, which always has a crossword puzzle, a daily crossword calendar can give you one for every day.
Crossword Puzzles 2022 Box Calendar
A Daily Desktop calendar which features over 300 crossword puzzles on easy tear-off pages. The pages include answers on the reverse side and are mounted on a recyclable stand for easy display.
This one was created by Jesse of Minocqua, Wisconsin for her Etsy Shop Willow Creek Studio
Numerous crossword puzzle books are published regularly and available in many stores. Crossword puzzles can also be found online and on apps for your Smartphone.
National Crossword Puzzle Day
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National Crossword Puzzle Day Holiday Review was written by
Wednesday Elf on 12/21/2021
*Crossword Puzzle Images courtesy of Pixabay.
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