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What was the United Feature Syndicate for crossword puzzles?

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United Feature Syndicate was part of the United Media syndication service and distributed crossword puzzles, comics and other editorial content. United Media was owned by the E.W. Scripps Company, which was founded by Edward Willis Scripps in 1922. Universal Uclick became syndication manager for United Features Syndicate in 2011.

In journalism, a syndicate is an agency that buys articles, crossword puzzles, comic strips or other features and distributes them for simultaneous publication in newspapers in different localities. As of 2014, syndicated puzzles can still be found in newspapers and magazines as well as on the Internet. Popular crossword puzzle creators, whose puzzles are widely syndicated, are Andrew Stuart and Charles Preston.


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