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David J. Lieb
David J. Lieb
The Wednesday, July 29, 2015 crossword is by David J. Lieb
15x16, 81 words, 36 blocks
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joon pahk
joon pahk
The Thursday, August 27, 2015 crossword is by Joon Pahk
15x15, 74 words, 38 blocks
Seven Across answers in this puzzle have a highly unusual property for which we can't think of a single other common example. What is the property? (For answer, see 8/28 Notepad)
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Samuel A. Donaldson
Samuel A. Donaldson
The Friday, August 28, 2015 crossword is by Samuel A. Donaldson
15x15, 72 words, 28 blocks
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Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz
The Saturday, August 29, 2015 crossword is by Evan Birnholz
15x15, 70 words, 31 blocks
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Lee Taylor
Lee Taylor
The Sunday, August 30, 2015 crossword, CONFLICTING ADVICE, is by Lee Taylor
21x21, 138 words, 84 blocks
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Michael Dewey
Michael Dewey
The Monday, August 31, 2015 crossword is by Michael Dewey
15x15, 76 words, 38 blocks
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Michael Torch
Michael Torch
The Tuesday, September 1, 2015 crossword is by Michael Torch
15x15, 76 words, 34 blocks
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Kevin Christian
Kevin Christian
Brad Wilber
Brad Wilber
The Wednesday, September 2, 2015 crossword is by Kevin Christian and Bradley Wilber
15x15, 74 words, 36 blocks
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Variety: the August 30 panda puzzle is by Joe DiPietro (Across Lite, Solution) or solve the August 23 acrostic online.

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David Steinberg
David Steinberg
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The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project has completed its audacious goal of digitizing all known NYT crosswords back to the very first one in 1942.

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Data from puzzles before Will Shortz became editor are kept separate from modern puzzle stats. XWord Info currently has 16,082 pre-Shortz crosswords from 2/15/1942 to 11/20/1993.

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