Find the best crossword classes, instructors, and lessons at HeyKiki and learn how to master crossword puzzles. A four-letter word for "gather"? 14-Down? What's the first name of that actor from that movie? If these are your questions, you must be attempting a crossword; the gridded puzzle that demands cultural knowledge and quick thinking skills. Developed in Italy in the late 19th century, millions of crosswords are produced on a daily basis in newspapers and magazines (and, now, online!). Finishing one is a personal accomplishment and, with these lessons in hand, you'll be one clue closer to achieving that goal.