On December 21, 1913, the crossword puzzle was born. The image above is the ‘Word-Cross Puzzle’ which appeared that day in the New York World. You can see the puzzle with clues, along with a link to the solution, here.
For today’s Grid Therapy puzzle, I have taken this grid shape and constructed a crossword with a more modern sensibility. It is medium to medium-hard in difficulty. Just like that first puzzle, I’ve started you out with the FUN entry at the top of the grid. Have a wonderful weekend word-cross crossword friends! See you next time.
I'm a husband, father, psychologist, musician, and crossword constructor living in Catonsville, MD. My puzzles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and its syndicates, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Andrews McMeel Universal Syndicate, and crossword apps such as the Redstone Crossword Puzzle App on iOS and Google Play. All of that means I've been published in every newspaper in the United States and many others around the world. And now I've been published here at Grid Therapy, which allows me the amazing freedom to let who I am shine through. Maybe it will occasionally rub you the wrong way politically. I don't know. But in this space I get to not care. I hope you enjoy your time here on the crossword couch! I'd love to hear from you if you have comments or suggestions. If you're interested in having a custom crossword puzzle created for your event or organization, email me at drtrent (at) gmail.com.