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The Thursday, November 15, 2018 crossword is by Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
15x15, 78 words, 36 blocks
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15x15, 68 words, 25 blocks
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21x21, 130 words, 74 blocks
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There are 9,129 Shortz Era crosswords from Sunday, November 21, 1993 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
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