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Emanuel Ax joins Brad Wilber on his 50th NewYorkTimes crossword

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I got so excited for the constructor Brad Wilber when I read the byline for today's ( Wed. 4/19/17) puzzle. If I had to dream up a perfect pairing for a collaborative crossword, it would be the classical pianist Emanuel Ax and music lover Mr. Wilber. And what a way to celebrate one's 50th contribution to The New York Times Crossword! Today we have another in the series of celebrity-constructed puzzles that are running as part of the 75th anniversary of The New York Times Crossword celebration. And, if you thought that the black squares in the middle of the grid looked like a musical NOTE, you would be correct.

Mr. Ax and Mr. Wilber offer us a "word that can go at the end of another word" theme, and the set includes two Across and two Down entries. Not only do the theme entries cross, which is an elegant touch, but all four of the theme entries are lively and interesting.

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