New Fad Sweeps Country
Thousands and Thousands Are Trying To Solve Cross Word Puzzles
Within the memory of man there has never before been a fad or pastime that has swept the entire country from coast to coast with the sensational popularity of cross word puzzles. Everywhere you go, in no matter what walk of life, you find the cross word puzzle fans by the thousands. No village or hamlet seems to be too small to be exempt - no class of person too exclusive or highbrow to escape it. Strangely, inasmuch as cross word puzzles date back to the origination of script, the fad has taken a mighty hold on the people. Mah Jongg and Bridge have been pushed aside and even the radio has found a competitor in the fascinating, intriguing study of the elusive words to fill the horizontal and vertical squares. The pastime has assumed such enormous proportions that the New York American is now publishing a new cross word puzzle every day in the week, with a bigger, better, different kind on Sunday. The answers to the puzzles in the daily American are printed the day following the appearance of the puzzle. Anybody who is not solving cross word puzzles these days is behind the times. The New York American will keep them up to date.
~ Brushton Facts & Fallacies
, Brushton, New York
January 1, 1925