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15x15, 78 words, 34 blocks
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15x15, 76 words, 37 blocks
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15x15, 72 words, 34 blocks
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15x15, 70 words, 29 blocks
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21x21, 142 words, 82 blocks
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The Monday, December 6, 2021 crossword is by Emily Rourke
15x15, 76 words, 36 blocks
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Margaret Seikel
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15x15, 76 words, 40 blocks
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