New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
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The Sunday, December 1, 2013 crossword, TWO HALVES IN ONE, is by Alan DerKazarian
21x21, 140 words, 77 blocks
Adam G. Perl
The Monday, December 2, 2013 crossword is by Adam G. Perl
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
The Tuesday, December 3, 2013 crossword is by Phil Ruzbarsky
15x15, 76 words, 34 blocks
The Wednesday, December 4, 2013 crossword is by Daniel Raymon
15x15, 76 words, 36 blocks
The Thursday, December 5, 2013 crossword is by Dan Schoenholz
15x15, 76 words, 38 blocks
Elizabeth C. Gorski
The Friday, December 6, 2013 crossword is by Elizabeth C. Gorski
15x15, 72 words, 32 blocks
The Saturday, December 7, 2013 crossword is by James Mulhern
15x15, 72 words, 35 blocks
The Sunday, December 8, 2013 crossword, TWO OUTS, is by Patrick Berry
21x21, 140 words, 76 blocks
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