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Contributions by Women and Men in the Shortz Era

This page compares contributions by women and men.

Puzzles by Year

The vast majority of NYT crosswords are constructed by men working alone.

Shortz Era Combined Results

Women/Women collaborations are a tiny sliver of all crosswords.

Women solos: 16.4% Women/Women collaborations: 0.4% Mixed collaborations: 3.9% Men/Men collaborations: 3.3% Men solos: 76.0% Men solos: 76.0% Women solos: 16.4% Men solos: 76.0%

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