No more Across Lite????

If you look up love-hate relationship in any dictionary, it just says, “See Across Lite.” The following announcement was published today (8/2/2021): NYT Games No Longer Available on Across Lite as of Aug. 10. Is that good or bad, at least in the long term? First some definitions: Across Lite is a program that runs… Continue reading No more Across Lite????

Why is 17-Across special?

What is the most common clue in NYT crosswords? We were curious, so we wrote some code to figure that out. Before running the code, I tried to guess the results. We’d probably be looking for clues pointing to common, useful answers, i.e., short answers with lots of vowels. OREO seems like a good target… Continue reading Why is 17-Across special?

Can I have your data?

We’re often asked, “I have a cool idea for a project, but I need tons of NYT crossword data. Can I have yours?” Thanks to this blog, instead of writing long explanations, I can just point people to this post. Score! The short answer is “no.” The long answer is, “No. Well, maybe. But probably… Continue reading Can I have your data?