New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
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The Monday, February 20, 2017 crossword is by Ed Stein and Paula Gamache
15x15, 78 words, 34 blocks
John D. Child
The Tuesday, March 21, 2017 crossword is by George Barany and John D. Child
15x15, 76 words, 34 blocks
The Thursday, March 23, 2017 crossword is by Sandy Ganzell
15x15, 74 words, 34 blocks
In the print version of this puzzle, the columns consisting of 14-/42-Down, 16-/49-Down and 22-Down are not as wide as all the other columns.
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The Friday, March 24, 2017 crossword is by Michael Hawkins and John Guzzetta
15x15, 72 words, 30 blocks
The Saturday, March 25, 2017 crossword is by Sam Ezersky and David Steinberg
15x15, 72 words, 29 blocks
The Sunday, March 26, 2017 crossword, MIXED RESULTS, is by Tracy Gray and Jeff Chen
21x21, 138 words, 81 blocks
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NEW Variety: the March 26 panda puzzle is by Sam Ezersky (Across Lite, Solution) or solve the March 19 acrostic online.
2017 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament Results
Congratulations to this year's Top Ten.
- Dan Feyer
- Joon Pahk
- Tyler Hinman
- David Plotkin
- Francis Heaney
- Al Sanders
- Erik Agard
- Kiran Kedlaya
- Stella Zawistowski
- Howard Barkin
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