New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
XWord Info contains data about NYT puzzles dating back to 1942.
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The Thursday, January 18, 2018 crossword is by Ryan McCarty and Alan Southworth
15x15, 76 words, 31 blocks
David J. Kahn
The Friday, January 19, 2018 crossword is by David J. Kahn
15x15, 70 words, 33 blocks
The completed puzzle conceals the name of a famous composer, along with something that might help you listen to him. Who and what are they?
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The Sunday, January 21, 2018 crossword, SUBSTITUTES, is by Victor Barocas and Andy Kravis
21x21, 140 words, 66 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.
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About the Database
There are 8,829 Shortz Era crosswords from Sunday, November 21, 1993 to Monday, January 22, 2018
Puzzles come from 879 different constructors and include 108,818 unique answer words.
We now have an additional 16,083 older puzzles going back to Sunday, February 15, 1942.
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The Science section in the December 7, 2010 New York Times was a special edition about the science of puzzles.
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