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This Week in Business History for April 19th: Cross-word Mamma You Puzzle Me
19th April 2022 • This Week in Business History • Supply Chain Now
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Cruciverbalists gather ‘round… this week’s podcast is something you’re not going to want to miss. On April 18th, 1924, the first crossword puzzle book was published by Simon and Schuster. It included a pencil and eraser, but no answers. Nearly 100 years later, approximately half of all Americans aged 18 and older do crosswords, 60% of them in newspapers. Listen to this week’s episode of This Week in Business History for the story behind crossword puzzles: who is considered their “mother,” what role they played in World Wars I and II, and how they got their name from a well-placed typo.

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