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Ryan McCarty
Ryan McCarty
The Saturday, May 1, 2021 crossword is by Ryan McCarty
15x15, 66 words, 32 blocks
Dan Schoenholz
Dan Schoenholz
The Sunday, May 2, 2021 crossword, INITIAL IMPRESSIONS, is by Dan Schoenholz
21x21, 140 words, 70 blocks
Ross Trudeau
Ross Trudeau
Puzzle of the weekThe Monday, May 3, 2021 crossword is by Ross Trudeau
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
Nina Sloan
Nina Sloan
The Tuesday, May 4, 2021 crossword is by Nina Sloan
15x15, 76 words, 40 blocks
Bryce Hwang
Bryce Hwang
Rahul Sridhar
Rahul Sridhar
The Wednesday, May 5, 2021 crossword is by Bryce Hwang, Rahul Sridhar and Akshay Ravikumar
15x15, 78 words, 41 blocks
Edward Sessa
Edward Sessa
The Thursday, May 6, 2021 crossword is by Ed Sessa
15x15, 76 words, 40 blocks
Brooke Husic
Brooke Husic
The Friday, May 7, 2021 crossword is by Brooke Husic
15x15, 70 words, 30 blocks
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