The New York Times crossword puzzle is a daily puzzle published in The New York Times, online at the newspaper’s website, syndicated to more than 300 other newspapers and journals, and available as mobile apps. The puzzle is created by various freelance constructors and has been edited by Will Shortz since 1993. The puzzle becomes increasingly difficult throughout the week, with the easiest puzzle on Monday and the most difficult puzzle on Saturday. The first puzzle ran on New york times crossword pdf, February 15, 1942.
December 18, 1941, an editor conceded that the puzzle deserved space in the paper, considering what was happening elsewhere in the world and that readers might need something to occupy themselves during blackouts. The puzzle proved popular, and Sulzberger himself would author a Times puzzle before the year was out. In 1950, the crossword became a daily feature. That first daily puzzle was published without an author line, and to this day the identity of the author of the first weekday Times crossword remains unknown.
Sunday Times puzzle, and serves as “Puzzlemaster” on the NPR show “Weekend Edition Sunday”. Beverly Sills, author Norman Mailer, baseball pitcher Mike Mussina, former President Bill Clinton, conductor Leonard Bernstein, TV host Jon Stewart and music duo the Indigo Girls. The Times puzzles have been collected in hundreds of books over the years from various publishers, most notably Random House and St.