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If you have questions or comments about the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project, send an e-mail to preshortzianpuzzleproject at gmail dot com (using the usual format).

10 comments:

  1. I sold a few puzzles to Eugene Maleska in the 1980s, but can't find my folder containing copies of my puzzles and the notes I received from Mr. Maleska. Is there a way I can search by my name to see if my puzzles have been litzed already?

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  2. Please send an e-mail with the name you published under to the address listed above, and I'll see what I can find!

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  3. Are the puzzles available as Across Lite files?

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    1. The puzzles are available for viewing and solving on XWord Info, but the Across Lite files are not available.

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    2. I assume the AL files will be coming down the road eventually. I'm not in too big a hurry with all the 1993-96 puzzles I've recently downloaded from NYT. They should last until next spring at least. I do like the solving interface on xwordinfo, and am using it on my non-xword computer. Thanx for all the work being done here. Is there a licensing problem with Across Lite?

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    3. There are no plans to make the Across Lite files public, but, as I said, you'll be able to solve all the puzzles on XWord Info. If you have any further questions, please contact me privately. Thanks for your interest in the project!

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  4. Found out why 1953 is missing, but I suspect you already know and are hoping the puzzles still exist even if never published....

    No list would be complete without one more entry, though negative: the first time that The Times did not publish. This was Nov. 30, 1953 (through Dec. 8), a result of a photoengravers' strike. Strikes also shut the newspaper for 114 days in 1962-63 and 88 days in 1978. After the 1953 strike, a two- page version of the paper was printed for each day missed. The abbreviated editions were run together in a special section.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/14/specials/onefifty/20HABE.html?pagewanted=all

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  5. Hi David, Please include me in your data base. Eugene published 29 of my crosswords from the eighties until his death. Here's a link.
    http://www.xwordinfo.com/Thumbs?author=Gayle+Dean

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    1. You're already in my database—that's where the pre-Shortzian puzzles on XWord Info come from. If you have a photo of yourself we could put with your puzzles on XWord Info, please e-mail it to me at the address on this contact page—thanks!

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