Past WSJ Crossword Contests & Solutions

This is a place to learn about the Muggles community and some of the terminology we use. It also contains suggested strategies for solving meta crosswords, as well as a repository of all past WSJ crossword contests and solutions.
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In order for muggles to solve past puzzles before seeing the solutions, steveb has saved all PDFs HERE

All past Crossword Contest combined grids, clues, & solutions are posted previously, by month.

You can SEARCH on all TITLES, SOLUTIONS, and CONSTRUCTORS using your browser's search feature.


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AUGUST 2020


LET'S MOVE BEYOND IT — BLOCKS — MIKE SHENK
20200807 WSJCC Let's Move Beyond It.gif

YOU NEED GLASSES — ANISETTE — MATT GAFFNEY
20200814 WSJCC You Need Glasses.gif

LESS AND LESS — DEDUCT — MIKE SHENK
20200821 WSJCC Less and Less.gif

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER — (COCO) CHANEL — MATT GAFFNEY
20200828 WSJCC Were in this Together.gif
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SEPTEMBER 2020


CITY BLOCKS — MIAMI — MIKE SHENK
20200904 WSJCC City Blocks.gif


WHERE'S THE REST? — DOZE — MATT GAFFNEY
20200911 WSJCC Where Is the Rest.gif

GROUP OUTINGS — TRIPS — PATRICK BERRY
20200918 WSJCC Group Outings.gif

YOU'RE SURROUNDED! — TENNESSEE — MATT GAFFNEY
20200925 WSJCC You are Surrounded.gif
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OCTOBER 2020


DRAWBACKS — LIFE MODELS — MIKE SHENK
20201002 WSJCC Drawbacks.gif

SHOW THEM THE WAY — TOO MUCH TV — MATT GAFFNEY
20201009 WSJCC Show Them the Way.gif

SUMMER WEAR — KNEE BRITCHES — MIKE SHENK
20201016 WSJCC Summer Wear.gif

JUST A STEP MORE — SMELL — MATT GAFFNEY
20201023 WSJCC Just a Step More.gif

I SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU — HOWLS — MIKE SHENK
20201030 WSJCC I See Right Through You.gif
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NOVEMBER 2020


FRESH START — PHRASE — MATT GAFFNEY
20201106 WSJCC Fresh Start.gif

CLOSING CREDITS — FADE TO BLACK — MIKE SHENK
20201113 WSJCC Closing Credits.gif

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM — MISSING LINKS — MATT GAFFNEY
20201120 WSJCC From Top to Bottom.gif

TWO BY TWO — SALAMANDER — MIKE SHENK
20201127 WSJCC Two by Two.gif
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DECEMBER 2020


CONNECT FOUR — SIAMESE TWINS — MATT GAFFNEY
20201204 WSJCC Connect Four.gif

RISKY BUSINESS — LIVE ON BORROWED TIME — MIKE SHENK
20201211 WSJCC Risky Business.gif

IN BED BY 9 — CATNAP — MATT GAFFNEY
20201218 WSJCC In Bed by 9.gif

PAST AND PRESENT — FRANKINCENSE — MIKE SHENK
20201224 WSJCC Past and Present.gif

THE PARTY STARTS AT 10 — RING IN THE NEW — MATT GAFFNEY
20201231 WSJCC The Party Starts at 10.gif
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JANUARY 2021


AP ENGLISH — SYNONYMS — PETE MULLER & MICHAEL MILAM
20210108 WSJCC AP English.gif

I WON'T SPOIL THE ENDING — A BUG'S LIFE — MATT GAFFNEY
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ENDNOTES — MELODY — MIKE SHENK
20210122 WSJCC Endnotes.gif

MAKE HIM FROM THEM — — MAT GAFFNEY
20210129 WSJCC Make Him from Them.png
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FEBRUARY 2021


POETIC JUSTICE — TRIAL JUDGE — MIKE SHENK
20210205 WSJCC Poetic Justice.png

LOOKING FOR THAT SPARK — WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... — MATT GAFFNEY
20210212 WSJCC Looking for that Spark.png

IN CHARACTER — LITTLE WOMEN — MIKE SHENK
20210219 WSJCC In Character.png

CHEMICAL CHANGE — MARIE CURIE — MATT GAFFNEY
20210226 WSJCC Chemical Change.png
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March 2021


OVERLAPS — SHINGLES — JOANNE SULLIVAN
20210305 WSJCC Overlaps.png

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW — RANDOM HOUSE — MATT GAFFNEY
20210312 WSJCC Pre-Order Your Copy Now.png

Town & Country — VACATION — Mike Shenk
20210319 WSJCC Town and Country.png

We'll Have Waters All Around — — MATT GAFFNEY
20210326 WSJCC We ll Have Waters All Around.png
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April 2021


TWO FOR THE SHOW — EDGAR DEGAS — MIKE SHENK
20210402 WSJCC Two for the Show.png

THE PLAY'S THE THING — MORTAL — MATT GAFFNEY
20210409 WSJCC The Play's the Thing.png

SWAP MEET — IT'S A DEAL! — PATRICK BERRY
20210416 WSJCC Swap Meet.png

THIS, THAT, AND THE OTHER — GAME, SET, AND MATCH — MATT GAFFNEY
20210423 WSJCC This That and The Other Thing.png

BACKCOURT FUNDAMENTALS — BASIC — MIKE SHENK
20210430 WSJCC Backcourt Fundamentals.png
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MAY 2021


BIT PARTS — REESE'S PIECES — MATT GAFFNEY
20210507 WSJCC Bit Parts.png

FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS — MEANDERS — MIKE SHENK
20210514 WSJCC Following Directions.png

PLEASE STATE YOUR FULL NAME — FIFTY — MATT GAFFNEY
20210521 WSJCC Pleae State Your Full Name.png

COOKING BY THE NUMBERS — OREGANO — MIKE SHENK
20210528 WSJCC Cooking By The Numbers.png
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JUNE 2021


PARDON MY ENGLISH — TRÈS BIEN — MATT GAFFNEY
20210604 WSJCC Pardon My English.png

CONNECT THE DOTS — GRAPH — MIKE SHENK
20210611 WSJCC Connect The Dots.png

A SAIL OF TWO CITIES — WATER — MATT GAFFNEY
20210618 WSJCC A Sail of Two Cities.png

HOTLINKS — WILDFIRE — PATRICK BERRY
20210625 WSJCC Hotlinks.png
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JULY 2021


PLEASE FIND ENCLOSED — SHELL GAMES — MATT GAFFNEY
20210702 WSJCC Please Find Enclosed.png

UNDER THE TABLE — DISCREET — MKE SHENK
20210709 WSJCC Under the Table.png

WE'RE BACK IN BUSINESS — KIA — MATT GAFFNEY
20210716 WSJCC We re Back in Business.png

TWO FOR ONE — PARAGON — MIKE SHENK
20210723 WSJCC Two For One.png

I'VE GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU — N. K. JEMISIN — MATT GAFFNEY
20210730 WSJCC Two Words for You.png
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AUGUST 2021


THREE LITTLE WORDS — ALL FOR YOU — MIKE SHENK
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JEWEL CASE — STONY — MATT GAFFNEY
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STARTING POSITIONS — RACES — MIKE SHENK
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SOME REAL DUDS IN THERE — PHANTOM THREAD — MATT GAFFNEY
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SEPTEMBER 2021


INTERSTATE TRAVEL — SUPERHIGHWAY — MIKE SHENK
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DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? — TOYOTA — MATT GAFFNEY
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AFTERMATH — — MIKE SHENK
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THOROUGH ENOUGH — — MATT GAFFNEY
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