New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
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15x15, 78 words, 42 blocks
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21x21, 140 words, 73 blocks
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Data from puzzles before Will Shortz became editor are kept separate from modern puzzle stats.
XWord Info currently has 16,082 pre-Shortz crosswords from
2/15/1942 to 11/20/1993.
Selected pre-Shortz observations
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