New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
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The Saturday, February 8, 2014 crossword is by Doug Peterson and Brad Wilber
15x15, 72 words, 31 blocks
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The Sunday, March 9, 2014 crossword, NOSY NONSENSE, is by Brendan Emmett Quigley
21x21, 138 words, 68 blocks
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