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According to Guinness World Records, May 15, 2007, the most prolific crossword compiler is Roger Squires of Ironbridge, Shropshire, UK. On May 14, 2007, he published his 66,666th crossword, equivalent to 2 million clues. He is one of only four setters to have provided cryptic puzzles to The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the Financial Times, and The Independent. He also holds the record for the longest word ever used in a published crossword the 58-letter Welsh town Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch clued as an anagram.

Enthusiasts have compiled a number of record-setting achievements in the New York Times and other venues.

The lowest word count in a published weekday-size 15×15 puzzle is June 29, 2013, The New York Times crossword by Joe Krozel, with just 50 words.
The fewest shaded squares in a 15×15 American crossword is 17 (leaving 208 white spaces), set by July 27, 2012, Times crossword by Joe Krozel.
The record for most crosswords published in The New York Times is held by Manny Nosowsky, who has had 241 puzzles in that outlet.
A. N. Prahlada Rao, based in Bangalore, has composed/ constructed some 35,000 crossword puzzles in the language Kannada, including 7,500 crosswords based on films made in Kannada, with a total of 1,000,000 (Ten lakhs) clues. His name has recorded in LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS – 2015 for creating highest crosswords in the Indian Regional Languages. His name has continued in the LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS – 2015, 2016, and 2017 also.