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XWord Info: New York Times Crossword Answers and Insights

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Martha Kimes
Martha Kimes
The Monday, January 11, 2021 crossword is by Martha Kimes
15x15, 78 words, 40 blocks
Ross Trudeau
Ross Trudeau
The Tuesday, January 12, 2021 crossword is by Ross Trudeau
15x16, 77 words, 42 blocks
Matthew Stock
Matthew Stock
The Wednesday, January 13, 2021 crossword is by Matthew Stock
15x15, 72 words, 36 blocks
Aimee Lucido
Aimee Lucido
Ella Dershowitz
Ella Dershowitz
The Thursday, January 14, 2021 crossword is by Aimee Lucido and Ella Dershowitz
15x15, 78 words, 36 blocks
Puzzle of the weekThe Friday, January 15, 2021 crossword is by Josh Knapp
15x15, 68 words, 30 blocks
Sam Ezersky
Sam Ezersky
The Saturday, January 16, 2021 crossword is by Sam Ezersky
15x15, 64 words, 35 blocks
Tracy Gray
Tracy Gray
Tom Pepper
Tom Pepper
The Sunday, January 17, 2021 crossword, DOUBLE-CROSSED, is by Tracy Gray and Tom Pepper
21x21, 140 words, 76 blocks
In the newspaper version of this puzzle, each of the six circled squares contains a slash that divides the square in two.
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