Newspapers and Magazines
Kids Across Parents Down (KAPD) is the #1 family crossword in syndication and one of the fastest growing newspaper features in the country.Crossword lovers are lifelong newspaper readers. So, newspapers nationwide have unleashed a secret weapon -- a crossword puzzle for kids and their parents that makes the newspaper a member of the family. Launched in September 2003 by Tribune Media Services (the nation's top puzzle syndicate, which also brings you Jumble™), KAPD can be found in newspapers all over the map. Available once a week in color or in black and white, KAPD is enjoyed in comics pages, kids' pages and elsewhere. We look forward to helping you attract loyal young readers to your paper and counting them among the millions who have joined the KAPD family.
Crossword puzzles are said to be the most popular and widespread word game in the world, yet have a short history. In the United States, the puzzle developed into a serious adult pastime. Building on the popularity of the crossword puzzle, KAPD creates puzzle content for leading publishers in the market. While many publishers have partnered with us to create traditional single-solver games; other editors have published dual-solver, brand-focused puzzles to attract young readers and build a "pipeline" of loyal adult readers. Either way, KAPD can help magazine publishers develop a loyal following that keep readers coming back.