The Times crossword puzzle is a British daily cryptic crossword popularised by its inclusion in the London newspaper The Times and inspired by similarly themed puzzles published in The New York Tribune since 1925. It is also one of the most widely distributed crosswords globally today.
The first crossword puzzle ever to appear in a nationally distributed newspaper was “Word-Cross”, which ran in the New York Sunday World on November 10, 1924. Will Weng, who was then the puzzles editor at the “New York Tribune”, had been approached by Walter Murphy, the editor of the Sunday supplement, with an idea for a new feature that would attract more readers to his section on Sundays; he wanted something like a combination of code and chess problems and believed.
In our website you will find all Mirror Quiz Crossword October 26 2021 Answers. Mirror Quiz is one the many crosswords that are released daily which have different clues. Each day The Mirror releases 3 more crosswords which are Classic, Cryptic and Quick.
1979 comedy-drama film starring Dennis Christopher and Dennis Quaid
Jenny —, actress who played Jessica 6 in 1976 action film Logan’s Run
African republic; capital Nairobi
Type of flaky pastry produced in very thin sheets
Small hot-tasting pod of a type of capsicum used for flavouring sauces
& 19A Dorset village above which a famous chalk giant is carved out of the hillside (5,5)
John —, author of the novels Out of the Black and Already Gone
Number of sheets of paper equal to 20 quires
See 14 Across
City in E Turkey housing Ataturk University
The —, 2000 novel by Patricia Cornwell
See 18 Down
Bottom-dwelling ray with a flattened diamond-shaped body
Carl —, US minimalist sculptor whose works include 144 Magnesium Square and Equivalent VIII
& 20D 1974 novel by Dan McCall (4,3,4)
River in Northern Ireland upon which Coleraine stands
1949 novel by Josephine Tey
Author of the stage plays American Buffalo and Speed-the-Plow
Emilie —, 2012 Olympic slalom K-1 gold medallist
Protest organization whose General Secretary has been Kate Hudson since 2010
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar winner for Shampoo
Town in Durham south-west of Gateshead
Kenny —, golfer who won the John Deere Classic and Buick Open in 2008
& 1D European country whose capital is Prague (5,8)
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The crossword-puzzle fad that followed eventually led to the creation of many similar puzzles in other newspapers, including some with distinctly different rules from the “New York Times”.
By 1930, Weng felt that the puzzle was growing stale. He wanted to shake things up a bit by adding an entire new level of challenge on top of what had been there before.
Weng called upon his friend Margaret Farrar (1904–1974) to help him edit and construct a brand-new cryptic crossword which would appear for the first time on Sunday January 2, 1932. The puzzle required entrants not only to fill in standard synonym squares but also to answer clues which required them to solve a second level.