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Lynn Lempel
Lynn Lempel
The Monday, July 6, 2020 crossword is by Lynn Lempel
15x15, 74 words, 38 blocks
Kevin Patterson
Kevin Patterson
Puzzle of the weekThe Tuesday, July 7, 2020 crossword is by Kevin Patterson
15x15, 78 words, 36 blocks
Chase Dittrich
Chase Dittrich
The Wednesday, July 8, 2020 crossword is by Chase Dittrich
15x15, 74 words, 36 blocks
In the print version of this puzzle, three clues are rendered in ways this software cannot reproduce, as follows:
The clue for 20-Across is in italics.
The clue for 42-Across has a thin line through it.
The clue for 56-Across is in heavy black type.
The Thursday, July 9, 2020 crossword is by Joe Kidd
15x15, 78 words, 44 blocks
John Lieb
John Lieb
The Friday, July 10, 2020 crossword is by John Lieb
15x15, 70 words, 29 blocks
Kameron Austin Collins
Kameron Austin Collins
The Saturday, July 11, 2020 crossword is by Kameron Austin Collins
15x15, 68 words, 40 blocks
Samuel A. Donaldson
Samuel A. Donaldson
The Sunday, July 12, 2020 crossword, CHORES GALORE, is by Samuel A. Donaldson
21x21, 138 words, 68 blocks
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