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David Steinberg
David Steinberg 
Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon 
Puzzle of the weekThe Monday, August 11, 2014 crossword is by David Steinberg and Bernice Gordon
15x15, 74 words, 32 blocks
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Edward Sessa
Edward Sessa 
The Tuesday, September 9, 2014 crossword is by Ed Sessa
15x15, 78 words, 36 blocks
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Jim Peredo
Jim Peredo 
The Wednesday, September 10, 2014 crossword is by Jim Peredo
15x15, 76 words, 37 blocks
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Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer 
The Thursday, September 11, 2014 crossword, CHANGE OF HEART, is by Patrick Blindauer
15x15, 84 words, 47 blocks
This crossword was the most-discussed puzzle at Lollapuzzoola 7, a tournament held on August 9 in New York City. The event was directed by Brian Cimmet and Patrick Blindauer. Hint: The title is key to solving the puzzle. Time limit: 45 minutes.
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Michael Wiesenberg
Michael Wiesenberg 
The Friday, September 12, 2014 crossword is by Michael Wiesenberg
15x15, 70 words, 26 blocks
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The Saturday, September 13, 2014 crossword is by Josh Knapp
15x15, 68 words, 28 blocks
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Tony Orbach
Tony Orbach 
Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer 
Puzzle of the weekThe Sunday, September 14, 2014 crossword, CELEBRITY SPOONERISMS, is by Tony Orbach and Patrick Blindauer
21x21, 140 words, 68 blocks
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Andrea Carla Michaels
Andrea Carla Michaels 
The Monday, September 15, 2014 crossword is by Andrea Carla Michaels
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
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Variety: the September 14 diagramless puzzle is by Fred Piscop (Across Lite, Solution) or solve the September 7 acrostic online.

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