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Zhouqin Burnikel
Zhouqin Burnikel 
Don Gagliardo
Don Gagliardo 
The Wednesday, September 17, 2014 crossword is by Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
15x15, 78 words, 36 blocks
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John Farmer
John Farmer 
The Thursday, October 16, 2014 crossword is by John Farmer
15x15, 78 words, 34 blocks
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Michael Ashley
Michael Ashley 
The Friday, October 17, 2014 crossword is by Michael Ashley
15x15, 70 words, 32 blocks
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Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz 
The Saturday, October 18, 2014 crossword is by Evan Birnholz
15x15, 70 words, 31 blocks
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David Phillips
David Phillips 
The Sunday, October 19, 2014 crossword, WHY NOT?, is by David Phillips
21x21, 138 words, 72 blocks
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Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer 
The Monday, October 20, 2014 crossword, A SIGN OF THE TIMES, is by Patrick Blindauer
15x15, 78 words, 40 blocks
A Crossword Contest
All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Blindauer. Keep your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, send it to crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, will win one-year online subscriptions to the New York Times crossword. Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 31, at www.nytimes.com/wordplay.
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Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer 
The Tuesday, October 21, 2014 crossword, A SIGN OF THE TIMES, is by Patrick Blindauer
15x15, 76 words, 34 blocks
A Crossword Contest
All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Blindauer. Keep your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, send it to crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, will win one-year online subscriptions to the New York Times crossword. Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 31, at www.nytimes.com/wordplay.
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Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer 
The Wednesday, October 22, 2014 crossword, A SIGN OF THE TIMES, is by Patrick Blindauer
15x15, 77 words, 37 blocks
A Crossword Contest
All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Blindauer. Keep your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, send it to crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, will win one-year online subscriptions to the New York Times crossword. Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 31, at www.nytimes.com/wordplay.
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