Arthur Wynne

Inventor's name: Arthur Wynne

Date of birth: Liverpool, England 1862

Invention: crossword puzzle

1. He invented the crossword puzzle.
2. His first book of crossword puzzles was published in 1924.
3. Wynne was an immigrant of England who worked for the New York World.
4. When crossword was first published, it was hyphenated (cross-word).
5. His first crossword book was published by Dick Simon and Lincoln Schuster.