This is a puzzle where words that are guessed from their definitions, clues or hints are fit into a diagram of black and white squares. The letters fit into the white squares to form interlocking words that are horizontal and vertical. There are two sets of definitions or clues. One for the horizontal words and one for the vertical words. The black squares are used to separate words that are right next to each other.
In early version of the crossword first appeared in 19th century England. It was a children's game and was played by arranging a series of words so that the letters appeared the same both horizontally and vertically.
The modern crossword puzzle, however, was created in the United States. The very first crossword puzzle to appear in a newspaper was in December 1913 in the Sunday supplement to the New York World.
Below is a crossword puzzle to test your knowledge of this site. Give it a try, but don't cheat and look at the answers first!
|1) A popular children's book: "Bread and _ _ _ for Frances"||1) First initial and last name of author who wrote Superfudge|
|3) Author of The Man who was Poe||2) A state of mind or emotion|
|5) First initial of author's last name who was interviewed by TQ22||3) The person who writes a book, paper or article|
|6) Opposite of yes||4) A public lodging house serving food & drink to travelers, a hotel|
|7) Last name of author who wrote Little Women||8) one of the supplies needed for to make a cloth covered book|
|9) Me, myself and _||9) 1957 Caldecott winner: A Tree __ Nice|
|10) Last name of author who wrote The BFG||11) to cause to lie down; to put or set down|
|12) "I will not like green eggs and ham, I will not like them ___ I am"||13) Lynn Reiser's book: "___ Kind of Dog"|
|14) To cook in a boiling or simmering liquid||15) Initials of an international award for authors and illustrators|
|16) Award for most distinguished American literature for children||17) One of the main mascots for this site is a cartoon ____|
|18) The line in a newspaper article that indicates who wrote it||18) In Judity Viorst's book, Alexander has a very ___ day|
|19) The state where TQ22 team members reside||19) A hint or definition in a crossword puzzle|
|21) Last name of author who wrote The Black Pearl||20) A book written by Scott O'Dell|
|24) First initial and last name of author who wrote Dogzilla||22) 1992 book by James B. Stewart: "___ of Thieves"|
|25) Eric Carle's Dragons Dragons: & Other Creatures that ___ Were||23) The book: "The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Evil ___"|