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Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer 
The Friday, October 24, 2014 crossword, A SIGN OF THE TIMES, is by Patrick Blindauer
15x15, 72 words, 27 blocks
A Crossword Contest
All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Blindauer. Keep your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, send it to crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, will win one-year online subscriptions to the New York Times crossword. Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 31, at www.nytimes.com/wordplay.
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David Steinberg
David Steinberg 
The Saturday, November 22, 2014 crossword is by David Steinberg
15x15, 72 words, 31 blocks
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Patrick Berry
Patrick Berry 
Puzzle of the weekThe Sunday, November 23, 2014 crossword, SURROUND SOUND, is by Patrick Berry
21x21, 140 words, 76 blocks
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The Monday, November 24, 2014 crossword is by Robert Seminara
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
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The Tuesday, November 25, 2014 crossword is by Jeffrey Wechsler
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
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Michael S. Maurer
Michael S. Maurer 
The Wednesday, November 26, 2014 crossword is by Michael S. Maurer
15x15, 74 words, 36 blocks
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Stanley Newman
Stanley Newman 
The Thursday, November 27, 2014 crossword is by Stanley Newman
15x15, 72 words, 42 blocks
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Tracy Gray
Tracy Gray 
The Friday, November 28, 2014 crossword is by Tracy Gray
15x15, 76 words, 34 blocks
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Data from puzzles before Will Shortz became editor are kept separate from modern puzzle stats. XWord Info currently has 9,733 pre-Shortz crosswords from 1/1/1967 to 11/20/1993.

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