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Peter A. Collins
Peter A. Collins 
Joe Krozel
Joe Krozel 
The Thursday, August 7, 2008 crossword is by Peter A. Collins and Joe Krozel
15x15, 74 words, 38 blocks
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Kevin G. Der
Kevin G. Der 
The Friday, September 5, 2008 crossword is by Kevin G. Der
15x15, 70 words, 29 blocks
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Barry C. Silk
Barry C. Silk 
The Saturday, September 6, 2008 crossword is by Barry C. Silk
15x15, 72 words, 27 blocks
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Randolph Ross
Randolph Ross 
The Sunday, September 7, 2008 crossword, PUN-DITRY, is by Randolph Ross
21x21, 138 words, 82 blocks
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Oliver Hill
Oliver Hill 
The Monday, September 8, 2008 crossword is by Oliver Hill
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
TEEN PUZZLEMAKER WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, have been contributed by puzzlemakers under the age of 20. Today?s crossword is by Oliver Hill, 18, of Pleasantville, N.Y. He is a first-year student at Yale University. This is his fifth puzzle for The Times.
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The Tuesday, September 9, 2008 crossword is by Patrick John Duggan
15x15, 78 words, 34 blocks
TEEN PUZZLEMAKER WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, have been contributed by puzzlemakers under the age of 20. Today?s crossword is by Patrick John Duggan, 19, of Arlington, Va. He is a second-year student at Boston University. This is his second puzzle for The Times.
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The Wednesday, September 10, 2008 crossword is by Lucas Gaviotis Whitestone
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
TEEN PUZZLEMAKER WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, have been contributed by puzzlemakers under the age of 20. Today?s crossword is by Lucas Gaviotis Whitestone, 18, of New York City. He is a first-year student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. This is his first puzzle for The Times.
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Caleb Madison
Caleb Madison 
The Thursday, September 11, 2008 crossword is by Caleb Madison
15x15, 76 words, 46 blocks
TEEN PUZZLEMAKER WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, have been contributed by puzzlemakers under the age of 20. Today's crossword is by Caleb Madison, 15, of New York City. He is a sophomore at Bard High School in Manhattan. This is his fourth puzzle for The Times.

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