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Before the advent of YouTube and other video sharing venue via the Internet, broadcast
television was THE medium for visual entertainment other than an occasional
jaunt to the movie theater. You either watched shows when they first aired or hope
to catch them on reruns. TV Guide
was THE go-to publication for all things television. Out of print now,
it was for many of us the schedule setter for Saturday morning cartoons and Prime
Time comedy shows.
TV Guide crossword
puzzles were always my mother's favorite Sunday evening pastime. It's not that she
couldn't handle the New York Times' notoriously challenging crossword,
it's just that The Evening
Capital newspaper didn't have a Sunday edition so we didn't get the puzzle.
My father worked as the classified advertising manager at The Evening Capital
so we received a free subscription tot he paper.
This particular crossword
puzzle appeared in the edition of TV Guide that featured the first-ever
airing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" which I bought on eBay, so I figured I might
as well scan and post it. Unfortunately, I cannot find the December 11th issue
which contains the solution. Enjoy!
Back in the day I was not an avid crossword
puzzler, but I am now a daily worker of crossword puzzles and once a week I even
create a custom crossword for visitors of my
Posted April 20, 2021
(updated from original post on 11/30/2013)