New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
XWord Info contains data about NYT puzzles dating back to 1942.
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The Sunday, December 10, 2017 crossword, FULL-BODY CAST, is by Erik Agard and Laura Braunstein
21x21, 136 words, 88 blocks
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Older crosswords from The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project
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.
Selected pre-Shortz observations
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About the Database
There are 8,791 Shortz Era crosswords from Sunday, November 21, 1993 to Friday, December 15, 2017
Puzzles come from 875 different constructors and include 108,499 unique answer words.
We now have an additional 16,083 older puzzles going back to Sunday, February 15, 1942.
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The Crossword Blogosphere
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Recent pre-Shortzian blog posts
Some Older Special Posts
The Science section in the December 7, 2010 New York Times was a special edition about the science of puzzles.
Jim contributed an essay and two puzzles.
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