If you love crosswords, you must read Thinking Inside the Box.
It started in 1913 with a quick fill-in for a newspaper’s Sunday FUN color section. In 1924, the first crossword book was published, which included a sharpened pencil for $1.35. That same year saw the humble crossword puzzle have its first national tournament.
Crosswords are still a popular mind expander 107 years later. Now, there are mobile apps and online puzzles. But books continue to sell well too. If you enjoy an occasional crossword puzzle and would like to learn more about their history, read Thinking Inside the Box. It’s an entertaining and fully researched history of the puzzle. 3.5 stars!
Thanks to Penguin Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.