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Crossword Who's Who - W
Constructors, editors, bloggers and solvers of American crosswords
Byron Walden is a crossword constructor whose puzzles have been published in the New York Times.
Will Weng (February 25, 1907 – May 2, 1993) was a journalist and crossword puzzle constructor who served as crossword puzzle editor for the New York Times from 1969-1977.
Michael Wiesenberg is a crossword constructor who has had puzzles published by the LA Times.
He made his living playing poker for 10 years before turning to a career as technical writer in the computer field. He is the author of several books.
Brad Wilber is a crossword constructor who has had puzzles published by the NY Times and the LA Times.
Robert H. WOLFE
Robert H. Wolfe is a crossword constructor who has had more than 50 puzzles published by the NY Times and over 120 puzzles for LA Times. He is a regular contributor of Stan Newman's Newsday Puzzle. Additionally, he has also constructed puzzles for NY Sun, Washington Post, GAMES magazine, etc.
Arthur Wynne, an immigrant from Liverpool, was editor of the fun section of the New York World. On 21 December 1913 he published the first officially recognised crossword puzzle. This first incarnation was actually called a 'word-cross' - the name was later changed to 'cross-word' and finally to the modern 'crossword'.
The earliest grids were not rectangular but diamond-shaped, with words filled in vertically and horizontally but no blacked-out squares. A list of clues was provided and one word in the grid filled in to get the solver started. Although the formula was an immediate success for the New York World, no other daily ran a crossword until the mid-1920s.
See The World's First Crossword on this site.
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