Thursday, September 28, 2017

24 Years of NYT Crossword Answers

Here's a great article covering crossword data during the Will Shortz era of editing the NYT Crossword Puzzle. 'jtanwk', the author of the article, answers the following questions:

  • What are the most common answers?
  • Are words getting longer?
  • Average length of crossword answers by day

  • How does letter density vary by day?
  • What words have emerged recently?
  • How lexically diverse are crosswords?

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