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Monday, January 13, 2014

Crossword creator marks 100th birthday with puzzle

Longtime crossword constructor Bernice Gordon, born on Jan. 11, 1914, poses for a portrait at her home, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Philadelphia. The New York Times is scheduled publish one of her puzzles, making her the first centenarian ever to have a grid printed in the paper. Gordon's feat comes not long after the centennial of the puzzle itself.