Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scrabble Street Sign in Jackson Heights

Scrabble street sign, Jackson Heights

This street sign in Jackson Heights honors Alfred Butts, who invented a game called "Criss Cross Words" that relied on both chance and skill nearby in 1931. Today, we call the game "Scrabble," and know that winning depends, in part, on one's knowledge of two-letter words as well as words beginning with "q" that don't use "u."

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