For the millions of puzzle fans in the United States today, puzzles serve as a unique form of mental recreation. They amuse, they intrigue, and they pass the time. People like puzzles because words themselves are fascinating and most people like to be challenged.
Shortz, William F.
"Early American Word Puzzles (Part 1),"
Word Ways: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol7/iss3/2