New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
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Elizabeth C. Gorski
The Sunday, December 21, 2008 crossword, LAUGHING ALL THE WAY, is by Elizabeth C. Gorski
21x21, 142 words, 68 blocks
The Monday, December 22, 2008 crossword is by Lynn Lempel
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
The Tuesday, December 23, 2008 crossword is by Joe Krozel
15x15, 86 words, 45 blocks
The Wednesday, December 24, 2008 crossword is by Warren Biro
15x15, 76 words, 34 blocks
The Thursday, December 25, 2008 crossword is by Eric Tentarelli
15x15, 74 words, 34 blocks
Brendan Emmett Quigley
The Friday, December 26, 2008 crossword is by Brendan Emmett Quigley
15x15, 72 words, 27 blocks
Karen M. Tracey
The Saturday, December 27, 2008 crossword is by Karen M. Tracey
15x15, 68 words, 33 blocks
The Sunday, December 28, 2008 crossword, GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES, is by Patrick Berry
21x21, 142 words, 74 blocks
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