By the late 1700s and early 1800s, many new types of word puzzles had become popular in England. Charades began to rival enigmas and riddles in prevalence, and anagrams, transpositions, reversals, beheadments, and logogriphs all began to appear with greater and greater frequency.
Shortz, William F.
"British Word Puzzles (1800-1850),"
Word Ways: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol6/iss4/7