New York Times Crossword Answers, Stats, Observations
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The Sunday, December 28, 2008 crossword, GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES, is by Patrick Berry
21x21, 142 words, 74 blocks
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About the Database
There are 8,827 Shortz Era crosswords from Sunday, November 21, 1993 to Saturday, January 20, 2018
Puzzles come from 879 different constructors and include 108,794 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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