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Author Topic: NYT Wait Times  (Read 2413 times)


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NYT Wait Times
« on: February 26, 2015, 04:55:43 PM »
I see in the Wordplay blog that today's (Thursday) themed puzzle was accepted for publication back in July 2013. That's a 19-month wait time.

Is this kind of wait time par for the course these days? I read somewhere (maybe in this forum) that 9-12 months was more like it.

My first, an unthemed, was accepted last May (9 months ago). Maybe I should put the debut in the back of my mind and the time will pass more quickly!

Thanks to anyone who can respond to this.


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Re: NYT Wait Times
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 09:02:01 AM »
Congratulations on your sale!

I'm not surprised by the 9 month wait, particularly for a themeless.  Certain day slots get published more quickly because there's less of a backlog, but if I recall, Friday and Saturday have fairly long queues.  Thursdays aren't so bad for non-rebus puzzles, and Monday and Sunday I think have shorter queues. 


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