Thursday, 31 March 2011

How old is the crossword puzzle?

I realized while doing some research last week that the crossword puzzle turns 100 in 1913. I’m rather surprised that crosswords are that young. Since I love crossword puzzles so much, I have created a very simple one for everyone this week with all of the clues showcasing world events or items created between 1906 and 1913.













Across


2. The first __________ school and daycare for working class families opened in Rome in 1907.


7. The first Victor Victrola, a __________ record machine is manufactured in 1906.


9. In 1907 Australia and New Zealand become _______________.


Down


1. In 1911 _____________ Women's Day is celebrated for the first time.


3. This steel was invented in 1913.


4. In 1908 Robert Baden-Powell started the _______ _______ movement.


5. In 1908 Henry Ford produced the first _____ ____ automobile.


6. Alfred ________ is exonerated in 1906.


8. The modern version of this closer was invented in 1913.



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