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New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations

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Derek Bowman
Derek Bowman
The Thursday, August 27, 2009 crossword is by Derek Bowman
15x15, 78 words, 40 blocks
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The Friday, September 25, 2009 crossword is by Robert A. Doll
15x15, 70 words, 30 blocks
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joon pahk
joon pahk
The Saturday, September 26, 2009 crossword is by Joon Pahk
15x15, 72 words, 27 blocks
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Patrick Berry
Patrick Berry
The Sunday, September 27, 2009 crossword, THAT IS TWO SAY, is by Patrick Berry
21x21, 138 words, 72 blocks
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Lynn Lempel
Lynn Lempel
The Monday, September 28, 2009 crossword is by Lynn Lempel
15x15, 78 words, 36 blocks
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Paula Gamache
Paula Gamache
The Tuesday, September 29, 2009 crossword is by Paula Gamache
15x15, 78 words, 36 blocks
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Kevin G. Der
Kevin G. Der
The Wednesday, September 30, 2009 crossword is by Kevin G. Der
15x15, 78 words, 40 blocks
When the puzzle is done, the circled letters will spell, from top to bottom, the name of the town where all the people in this puzzle's theme once lived.
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Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer
The Thursday, October 1, 2009 crossword is by Patrick Blindauer & Rebecca Young
15x15, 72 words, 33 blocks
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The next (Saturday) puzzle will be available in 17 hours and 5 minutes.

Variety: solve the May 1 acrostic online.

Short Attention Span Crosswords

Daily crosswords are typically 15x15 but I'm also loving the quick fix that comes from some of the smaller dailies. My favorite is Matt Gaffney's Daily Crossword which requires a subscription. Puzzles are 10x10, just enough for a couple of theme entries, and fairly easy. I find I stop whatever I'm doing and solve them as soon as they arrive in my mailbox. Matt's famous cleverness and ingenuity shine through on each one.

If you have the NYT puzzle subscription you already know about Joel Fagliano's daily 5x5 puzzles; small enough that you can hold your breath and finish. It's surprising how much creativity can be jammed into such small spaces.

— JimH

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Older crosswords from The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project

Data from puzzles before Will Shortz became editor are kept separate from modern puzzle stats. XWord Info currently has 16,083 pre-Shortz crosswords from 2/15/1942 to 11/20/1993.

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