words relative to the "first" crossword puzzle, the 100th anniversary of which is tomorrow. [I remember it well; I found some problems but over-all I liked it.] BTW:
The Spice Girls is another all too-often referent. See yesterday's screed for others.
Apparently DOVE appeared twice in the same 1913 puzzle, a maneuver editors no longer allow.
Flu fighter SERUM [I read it as Fu Fighter and figured it was some Kung Fu hero about whom I knew nothing.] … Feature of the first crossword puzzle…
THE NEW YORK WORLD [the newspaper is not the feature, the puzzle is]
Crossing SERE [as talon] with NARD beat me.
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun