In the history of the New York Times crossword, there have been 24,911 daily puzzles and four full-time editors. (Mel Taub was the interim editor following Mr. Maleska's death in 1993.)
The puzzle counts below are the actual number of puzzles with each editor's byline, not the number of days they served. Because of strikes and other issues, some days had no puzzles.
Note that only daily puzzles are counted here. Variety puzzles are not included because we have incomplete data about them.
|Margaret Farrar||Sun 2/15/1942 to Sun 1/5/1969||7,085||28.4%|
|Will Weng||Mon 1/6/1969 to Sun 2/27/1977||2,975||11.9%|
|Eugene T. Maleska||Mon 2/28/1977 to Sun 9/5/1993||5,947||23.9%|
|Mel Taub||Mon 9/6/1993 to Sat 11/20/1993||76||0.3%|
|Will Shortz||Sun 11/21/1993 to Sun 1/21/2018||8,828||35.4%|