Likely inspired by the ancient Sator square—a box of five words that sound out the same sentence backward and forward—England-born Arthur Wynne created the first published crossword. The mechanics of the diamond-shaped The New game, which ran in York World in 1913, are the same as contemporary ones.
2-3. What bargain hunters enjoy 4-5. A written acknowledgment 6-7. Such and nothing more 10-11. A bird 14-15. Opposed to less 18-19. What this puzzle is 22-23. An animal of prey 26-27. The close of a day 28-29. To elude 30-31. The plural of is 8-9. To cultivate 12-13. A bar of wood or iron 16-17. What artists learn to do 20-21. Fastened 24-25. Found on the seashore 10-18. The fiber of the gomuti palm 6-22. What we all should be 4-26. A daydream 2-11. A talon 19-28. A pigeon F-7. Part of your head 23-30. A river in Russia 1-32. To govern 33-34. An aromatic plant N-8. A fist 24-31. To agree with 3-12. Part of a ship 20-29. One 5-27. Exchanging 9-25. To sink in mud 13-21. A boy