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Jason Flinn
Jason Flinn
The Saturday, May 21, 2016 crossword is by Jason Flinn
15x15, 68 words, 28 blocks
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David Woolf
David Woolf
The Sunday, June 19, 2016 crossword, TRAFFIC INTERSECTIONS, is by David Woolf
21x21, 144 words, 73 blocks
We recommend using the PDF, or alternatively one of the other available electronic versions, for solving this puzzle, as it contains elements that the software cannot reproduce.

Specifically, six squares which normally would be black instead each have their four edges colored, alternating between green and red. These colored squares occur at the intersections of 31A/11D, 34A/5D, 46A/26D, 62A/45D, 92A/67D and 98A/75D.
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The Monday, June 20, 2016 crossword is by Jason Mueller
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
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The Tuesday, June 21, 2016 crossword is by Julie Bérubé
15x15, 76 words, 34 blocks
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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop
Puzzle of the weekThe Wednesday, June 22, 2016 crossword is by Fred Piscop
15x15, 76 words, 36 blocks
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Megan Amram
Megan Amram
David Kwong
David Kwong
The Thursday, June 23, 2016 crossword is by Megan Amram and David Kwong
15x15, 72 words, 36 blocks
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Patrick Berry
Patrick Berry
The Friday, June 24, 2016 crossword is by Patrick Berry
15x15, 66 words, 30 blocks
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Kameron Austin Collins
Kameron Austin Collins
The Saturday, June 25, 2016 crossword is by Kameron Austin Collins
15x15, 70 words, 32 blocks
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