Fright comes from the Old English word “forht” which means “afraid”.
Fear comes from the Old English word “faer” which means “danger”. P is short for the Latin “requiescat in pace” which means “may they rest in peace”.
Ever since the first crossword puzzle was written and published in New York World in 1913, this most popular form of word game has been capturing imaginations across the globe.
No matter how good you are at these addictive puzzles, it’s inevitable that you’ll find yourself struggling at some stage.
Phantom comes from the Greek “phantasma” which meant “illusion” or “apparition”. Goblin comes from a French word “gobelin” which was the name of a specific evil spirit in France.