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Crossword puzzles, then and now

Circa 1925:  A girl putting cross-word puzzles into boxes of cigarettes, at a cigarette manufacturing factory.  (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Crossword puzzles, then and now

Yahoo NewsJanuary 14, 2014

What's a nine-letter word for a significant event? Try MILESTONE.

Longtime crossword constructor Bernice Gordon is marking two big ones: She turned 100 on Saturday, and The New York Times will publish another one of her puzzles on Wednesday — making her the first centenarian to have a grid printed in the newspaper. (AP)

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