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Word searches puzzles History (from Wikipedia)
The word search puzzles (also known as WordSeek,WordFind,WonderWord,etc.) was originally designed and published by Norman E. Gibat in the Selenby Digest on March 1,1968 in Norman,Oklahoma,although the German puzzle creator Pedro Ocón de Oro was publishing "Sopas de letras" before that date. Selenby was a small want-ad digest distributed free at Safeway and other stores in the town. The original page size is 8.5 by 5.5 inches. The word search puzzle(word find) was very popular locally and several more followed this original. Some teachers in the Norman schools asked for reprints to use in their classes. One teacher sent them around the country to various friends in other schools. Undoubtedly one of these scattered copies eventually led somebody to sell the idea to a syndicator.