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Increase in the rate for New York Times crosswords


Good news: Effective immediately, the rate for daily New York Times crosswords will be increased to $300 from $200. The rate for Sunday crosswords remains the same -- $1,000.

This increase is in recognition of the significant time and tremendous skill it takes to construct a high-quality crossword.

I'm proud to have managed to get the Times's daily rate increased from $40 to $300 during my 20 years at the paper. And I will do my best to get the rates increased further in the future.

--Will Shortz

Thanks Will!


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