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Stanley Newman has created or edited thousands of puzzles and scores of puzzle books and has regularly contributed original puzzles to numerous publications, including the New York Times. He is the crossword editor for the New York newspaper Newsday, whose puzzles are syndicated throughout the United States. He hosts puzzle cruises and lectures at the Smithsonian. His most recent book of original puzzles is the Random House Puzzles & Games title Stanley Newman's American Originals Crosswords (on sale 11/6/05). Stan's 100th book, Stanley Newman's Opus 100 Crosswords, was published in June 2005.
As a puzzle solver, Stan holds the world's record, set in 1996 under Guinness Book conditions, for the fastest completion of a New York Times crossword: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.