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Kyle T. Dolan
Kyle T. Dolan
The Friday, January 21, 2022 crossword is by Kyle Dolan
15x15, 72 words, 30 blocks
Daniel Okulitch
Daniel Okulitch
Puzzle of the weekThe Saturday, January 22, 2022 crossword is by Daniel Okulitch
15x16, 71 words, 38 blocks
Nancy Stark
Nancy Stark
Will Nediger
Will Nediger
The Sunday, January 23, 2022 crossword, TURNS OF PHRASE, is by Nancy Stark and Will Nediger
21x21, 140 words, 78 blocks
John Guzzetta
John Guzzetta
The Monday, January 24, 2022 crossword is by John Guzzetta
15x15, 76 words, 40 blocks
Ray Brunsberg
Ray Brunsberg
Ellen Brunsberg
Ellen Brunsberg
The Tuesday, January 25, 2022 crossword is by Ray Brunsberg and Ellen Brunsberg
15x15, 78 words, 40 blocks
Michael Schlossberg
Michael Schlossberg
The Wednesday, January 26, 2022 crossword is by Michael Schlossberg
15x15, 79 words, 41 blocks
Lewis Rothlein
Lewis Rothlein
Jeff Chen
Jeff Chen
The Thursday, January 27, 2022 crossword is by Lewis Rothlein and Jeff Chen
15x15, 74 words, 36 blocks
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Variety: the January 23 cryptic puzzle is by Richard Silvestri (Solve, Solution) or solve the January 16 acrostic online.

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Solvers can compete individually or in pairs and will complete four puzzles (three themed and one themeless) edited by Brad Wilber. To register, to see the constructors, and for more details, go to www.boswords.org.


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