What are the differences between crosswords constructed by men and by women? This is just one of the new areas of statistics I plan to pursue in the future. Unfortunately, I can't always check authors' Y chromosome counts directly so I have to guess.
The Shortz Number page now shows my best guess. There are some holes. I've listed all the currently unsexed constructors here. If you happen to know whether, C. W. Stewart, for example, is a man or a woman, please let me know.
Speaking of the Shortz Number, some of the assigned numbers have dropped a peg or two. Doing historical research with the help of a few friends has yielded a couple of cases where two presumably different constructors were combined when it was determined that one was just a misspelling of the other. Ashish Vengsarkar, for example, drops from #443 to #441. I hope you haven't already ordered t-shirts, Ashish.
Anyway, please help out if you can by identifying the "unknowns" or pointing out sex errors in the Shortz Number page. Thanks.
Update: Thanks to a certain Puzzlemaster, the "unknown" list is down to a single constructor. For those who placed bets, Carolyn W. Stewart turned out to be a woman.