Constructing => General Discussion => Topic started by: mdewey on June 18, 2012, 05:39:57 PM

Title: Database updates
Post by: mdewey on June 18, 2012, 05:39:57 PM
Hi everyone!
Can anyone tell me how often the database is updated?  I published my first puzzle in the LAT on April 24th, but I don't see it listed under my puzzles when I search with my name.  I'm just wondering if there was an error or something?
Thanks for any responses.
Happy creating and solving!

Michael Dewey
Title: Re: Database updates
Post by: worldofcrosswords on June 18, 2012, 09:39:08 PM
That's an interesting question.

If you search the database for ERA you see it occurred in the NYT on May 23, 2012.

Now according to magus' report of the LAT on May 1, 2012, the entry CEES appeared on that date. But if you search for it in the database, the most recent occurrence of CEES in the LAT is Feb 18, 2011. So the May 1 entry is not in the database.

It looks like different publications get updated in the database separately - the LAT is not as up-to-date as the NYT.