The First Published Crossword Puzzle stamp art, 1998
Illustrator: Dennis Lyall
The First Published Crossword Puzzle appeared in the New York World Newspaper on December 21, 1913. Known as a “word-cross” puzzle, it was similar to contemporary crossword puzzles. The puzzle became a regular weekly feature and spread to other newspapers across the US.
Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection