New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
XWord Info contains data about NYT puzzles dating back to 1942.
Have fun exploring and you'll start seeing crosswords in a whole new light.
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Congratulations to the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project
The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project has completed its audacious goal of digitizing all known NYT crosswords back to the very first one in 1942.
Project leader David Steinberg has created a contest metapuzzle to mark the occasion called Moving Forward.
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Variety (Second Sunday)
Across Lite and PDF links
Words and Letters
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 16,082 pre-Shortz crosswords from
2/15/1942 to 11/20/1993.
Selected pre-Shortz observations
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The Science section in the December 7, 2010 New York Times was a special edition about the science of puzzles.
Jim contributed an essay and two puzzles.
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