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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Andrea Carla Michaels
Andrea Carla Michaels
Puzzle of the weekThe Monday, March 20, 2017 crossword is by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Andrea Carla Michaels
15x15, 80 words, 44 blocks
CELEBRITY PUZZLE
To mark the 75th anniversary of the New York Times crossword, which debuted in 1942, we are publishing a series of puzzles co-created by famous people who solve the Times crossword, working together with regular Times puzzle contributors.
This collaboration is by the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and his Harvard classmate Andrea Carla Michaels (with her 56th puzzle for The Times).
The celebrity collaborations will continue periodically through the year.
More information about the making of today's puzzle appears in the Times's daily crossword column (nytimes.com/column/wordplay).
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Bruce Haight
Bruce Haight
The Tuesday, April 18, 2017 crossword is by Bruce Haight
15x15, 78 words, 42 blocks
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Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax
Brad Wilber
Brad Wilber
The Wednesday, April 19, 2017 crossword is by Emanuel Ax and Brad Wilber
15x15, 71 words, 37 blocks
CELEBRITY CROSSWORD
To mark the 75th anniversary of the New York Times crossword, which debuted in 1942, we are publishing a series of puzzles co-created by famous people who solve the Times crossword, working together with regular Times puzzle contributors.

This collaboration is by the Grammy-winning classical pianist Emanuel Ax, who also teaches at the Juilliard School, working with Brad Wilber, a reference librarian at Houghton College in upstate New York. This is Brad's 50th puzzle for The Times.

The celebrity collaborations will continue periodically through the year.

More information about the making of today's puzzle appears in the Times's daily crossword column (nytimes.com/column/wordplay).
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Jeffrey Wechsler
Jeffrey Wechsler
The Thursday, April 20, 2017 crossword is by Jeffrey Wechsler
15x15, 74 words, 40 blocks
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Damon J. Gulczynski
Damon J. Gulczynski
Puzzle of the weekThe Friday, April 21, 2017 crossword is by Damon Gulczynski
15x15, 72 words, 31 blocks
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Adam Fromm
Adam Fromm
The Saturday, April 22, 2017 crossword is by Adam Fromm
15x15, 68 words, 29 blocks
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Olivia Mitra Framke
Olivia Mitra Framke
The Sunday, April 23, 2017 crossword, A CENTURY OF SONG, is by Olivia Mitra Framke
21x21, 140 words, 71 blocks
When this puzzle is done, draw a line connecting the 11 circled letters, starting and ending in square #28, so as to spell a phrase related to the puzzle's theme.
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Gary Cee
Gary Cee
The Monday, April 24, 2017 crossword is by Gary Cee
15x15, 78 words, 40 blocks
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The next (Tuesday) puzzle will be available in 7 hours and 40 minutes.

NEW Variety: the April 23 cryptic puzzle is by Richard Silvestri (Across Lite, Solution) or solve the April 16 acrostic online.

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