Matt Gaffney's Weekly Crossword Contest

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Every year, Diary of a Crossword Fiend publishes a list of the highest-rated puzzles, as voted on by readers of that blog, throughout the year.

In 2017, two MGWCC puzzles were nominated for the 2016 Orca awards. The Orcas work just like - and are announced around the time of - the Oscars, and they recognize achievement in crossword puzzle construction, naturally.

We are happy to share these two puzzles with you free of charge!

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#403 2016-02-19 Week 3/4 Business is Booming
#404 2016-02-26 Week 4/4 Across the Board
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When you're done, click on the orange links to read a review for each puzzle (warning: spoilers!)

Want to see more?

Click here for a writeup of the 2016 awards.
Click here for a writeup of the 2015 awards.
Click here for a writeup of the 2014 awards.

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