Free Crossword | Daily Online Puzzle – How to play
Click/tap on the initial square of a word-space within the crossword grid. The word-space you select is highlighted, as is the corresponding clue. Use your keyboard or device keypad to type in the answer.
Click/tap on a square in the grid to toggle the word direction from Across to Down (or vice versa)
Click/tap on any clue in the Clue Panel to highlight the corresponding word-space in the grid.
The clues are found in the Clue Panel/s to the side of the crossword grid, or will appear within the puzzle if you are playing on a smartphone. Scroll through the Clue Panel to view the complete list.
Crossword layout changes in the landscape and portrait orientations of your device.
Free Crossword | Daily Online Puzzle – Did you know?
Crosswords have a fascinating history. Here is just a small selection of interesting facts about these ever-popular games. Crosswords in England during the 19th century were of an elementary kind, apparently derived from the word square, a group of words arranged so the letters read alike vertically and horizontally, and printed in children’s puzzle books and various periodicals.
On December 21, 1913, Arthur Wynne, a journalist from Liverpool, England, published a “word-cross” puzzle in the New York World that embodied most of the features of the genre as we know it. This game is frequently cited as the first crossword puzzle, and Wynne as the inventor. Later, the name of the game was changed to “crossword”.
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