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David Steinberg
David Steinberg
Karen Steinberg
Karen Steinberg
Puzzle of the weekThe Sunday, May 22, 2022 crossword, Parting Ways, is by David and Karen and Paul Steinberg
23x19, 140 words, 85 blocks
When this puzzle is done, read the circled letters line by line from top to bottom to get an appropriate word.
Simon Marotte
Simon Marotte
The Monday, May 23, 2022 crossword is by Simon Marotte
15x15, 78 words, 36 blocks
Ella Dershowitz
Ella Dershowitz
Puzzle of the weekThe Tuesday, May 24, 2022 crossword is by Ella Dershowitz
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
The Wednesday, May 25, 2022 crossword is by Christopher Youngs
15x15, 78 words, 36 blocks
Jonathan M. Kaye
Jonathan M. Kaye
The Thursday, May 26, 2022 crossword is by Jonathan M. Kaye
15x15, 74 words, 36 blocks
David Distenfeld
David Distenfeld
The Friday, May 27, 2022 crossword is by David Distenfeld
15x15, 72 words, 30 blocks
Joseph Greenbaum
Joseph Greenbaum
The Saturday, May 28, 2022 crossword is by Joseph Greenbaum
15x15, 68 words, 32 blocks
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