[ ahd wer-boo m; English ad vur-buh m ]
/ ɑd ˈwɛr bʊm; English æd ˈvɜr bəm /
adjective, adverb Latin.
to the word; exact in wording according to an original.
Who Invented The Crossword?Arthur Wynne is usually credited with inventing the crossword. His first puzzle, called a word-cross, was published in December 1913 in the New York World. But there may have been other predecessors to the crossword: in England in the 19th century and an Italian version called per passare il tempo, which means “to pass the time.” Word crosses eventually became known as crosswords, and their creators …
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