If you’ve never cracked open a quiz by Kyle, you’re missing out. This savvy examinator writes his knowledge from a place of passion - he made it to the final round in a quiz show as a child, and his love of the question-answer format was born. Never one to sit on his laurels, after losing out to a well-read young lady named Myrtle, Kyle set out become the best quiz master the internet has ever known. In his six-year tenure as a test-writer, has Kyle written for a) three quiz sites b) no quiz sites c) more than 30 quiz sites d) National Geographic. Yes - his friends also find him kind of obnoxious (and the answer is C). If you’re serious about your status as a supreme quizard and are determined to make your way through the ranks to our Expert level, you won’t be able to escape a few of Kyle’s challenging, informative projects.
Did you know that crossword puzzles, despite being one of the most popular types of word games in the world, are actually pretty new? Crossword-like puzzles have appeared in children's magazines since the 19th century but were often much simpler and used basic shapes. One of the most popular appeared in an Italian magazine and used a simple four-by-four grid with no shaded squares. In 1913, a journalist named Arthur Wynne published a "word-cross" puzzle in the New York City-based magazine "New York World" that became the basis for the style of modern crosswords. Many historians reference this as the first true crossword puzzle. An illustrator later flipped the "word-cross" name to give us "crossword." Wynne's style of puzzle quickly caught on and became a mainstay in newspapers and magazines worldwide. In 1924, Simon & Schuster published the first book of crossword puzzles after receiving a suggestion from the aunt of one of the founders.
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