New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
XWord Info contains data about NYT puzzles dating back to 1942.
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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.
Selected pre-Shortz observations
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