Crossword creator marks 100th birthday with puzzle

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 3:12 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — What's a nine-letter word for a significant event? Try MILESTONE.

Longtime crossword constructor Bernice Gordon is marking two big ones: She turned 100 on Saturday, and The New York Times will publish another one of her puzzles on Wednesday — making her the first centenarian to have a grid printed in the newspaper.

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