Notable Date to Celebrate: December 21st is Crossword Puzzle Day!

You probably already know that at CMLE, we offer a service called “Notable Dates for your Noggin” which feature special holidays and birthdays of authors, as well as publications of well-known books. In an effort to help you get more from this service, we’ve decided to select one “Notable Date” each month to feature. We will include a few fun programming and activity ideas too, all for you to use!

Get ready to puzzle!

December 21st is Crossword Puzzle Day!

Crosswords are a great activity for snowy, cold days. If you are feeling festive, try this winter crossword, or this one about Christmas songs. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with this Harry Potter themed crossword!

If you are feeling creative, make your own crossword puzzle here.

And should all this puzzling cause you to work up an appetite, whip up this crossword puzzle cake!

Finally, check out this intriguing video from Slate on how crossword puzzles are created: