[ awr-nuh-men-tl-iz-uh m ]
/ ˌɔr nəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm /
the desire or tendency to feature ornament in the design of buildings, interiors, furnishings, etc.
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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