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New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations

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Kathy Matheson
Kathy Matheson
Jeff Chen
Jeff Chen
The Sunday, August 21, 2016 crossword, WONDER-FUL!, is by Kathy Matheson and Jeff Chen
21x21, 140 words, 89 blocks
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Emily Carroll
Emily Carroll
The Monday, August 22, 2016 crossword is by Emily Carroll
15x15, 76 words, 34 blocks
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Joel Fagliano
Joel Fagliano
Puzzle of the weekThe Tuesday, August 23, 2016 crossword is by Joel Fagliano
15x15, 76 words, 40 blocks
In the print version of this puzzle, the circled squares are instead outlined in heavy black bars to form a spiral shape.
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Matthew Sewell
Matthew Sewell
The Wednesday, August 24, 2016 crossword is by Matthew Sewell
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
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Andrew Zhou
Andrew Zhou
The Thursday, August 25, 2016 crossword is by Andrew Zhou
15x15, 74 words, 36 blocks
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Andrew Kingsley
Andrew Kingsley
The Friday, August 26, 2016 crossword is by Andrew Kingsley
15x15, 70 words, 33 blocks
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Jim Page
Jim Page
The Saturday, August 27, 2016 crossword is by Jim Page
15x15, 72 words, 29 blocks
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Paolo Pasco
Paolo Pasco
The Sunday, August 28, 2016 crossword, THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST, is by Paolo Pasco
21x21, 140 words, 64 blocks
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Data from puzzles before Will Shortz became editor are kept separate from modern puzzle stats. XWord Info has all 16,083 pre-Shortz crosswords from 2/15/1942 to 11/20/1993.

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