Crossword puzzle mania strikes again
When the first crossword puzzle was created back in December 1913, few predicted that it would have any major impact. Just another word game was the impression at the time. But due to the interest of major newspapers, by the 1920s it had become a “craze”. Everyone was solving crossword puzzles!
It’s been very popular ever since. In the 2000s articles starting appearing saying that the crossword puzzle was doomed and would disappear soon due to the internet and the puzzles appearing there. Crossword apps came out. People thought that the fad would fade.
Exactly the opposite happened. While people flooded to buy crossword apps, an even bigger demand was fueled by a major retailer and Amazon crossword puzzle books became huge sellers.
Now you can find crossword books of all levels of difficulty on Amazon and websites such as www.ilovecrosswords.com . Easy crosswords are one of the most in demand categories and recently books such as 150 Easy Peasy Crossword Puzzles: Puzzles to Entertain and Challenge your Brain by Myles Mellor have found their way into the top 100 in the overall Crossword Puzzles rankings.
There’s also 110 Easy-to-Read Crossword Puzzles, another of Myles Mellor’s offerings, which is well rated and coming up fast in the rankings. In fact, it’s one of the best crossword puzzle books which has been published recently.
One of the top crossword puzzle writers in the USA, Myles Mellor, has now published over 17,000 crossword puzzles not just in books but also in magazines, newspapers and for outlets such as , TV Guide, Roundel (BMW magazine), Wall Street Journal, Tribune Media Services, Fleishman-Hillard, The Daily Fashion, Vibe magazine, International Musician, Blue Cross Lifetimes, The Genome Society Journal, Land’s End, MasterCard, Computer World, IBM’s demo.com, The Council on Foreign Relations, OECD, America’s Community Bankers, Today’s Officer, Meetings Professional International, American Bar Association, Costco, Harvard Law School, Orange Coast magazine, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, History Channel magazine, SAP and many more.
Mellor not only publishes crossword books but has also made a career from writing themed crossword puzzles for his clients.
So crosswords, far from dying out, have expanded into many new areas. As we noted earlier, Amazon easy crossword puzzles have become very popular.
Many solvers love crossword books because they provide peaceful entertainment. The crossword blocks out the world and all its turmoil for hours at a time!
While some spouses will solve crossword puzzles together, many people love to concentrate on them on their own and don’t want to receive advice or tips from others. In other words, it’s often a solo activity.
While the large number of apps offering different word games has exploded over the past 10 years, there has been no slowdown in the demand for crossword puzzle books. There are no ads to distract: just the quietness of the puzzle and the focus on the clues and the enjoyment of the special moments when an answer comes to mind.
Amazingly enough, “the crossword puzzle mania” is still strong and showing no signs of going away soon.