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Elizabeth A. Long
The Sunday, February 18, 2018 crossword, SEE 68-ACROSS, is by Elizabeth A. Long
21x21, 144 words, 80 blocks
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The Wednesday, February 21, 2018 crossword is by Ori Brian and Zachary Spitz
15x15, 78 words, 38 blocks
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There are 8,862 Shortz Era crosswords from Sunday, November 21, 1993 to Saturday, February 24, 2018
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