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Merl Reagle
Born (1950-01-05)January 5, 1950
Died August 22, 2015(2015-08-22) (aged 65)
Occupation Crossword constructor
Spouse(s) Marie Haley
Parent(s) Sam and Evelyn Reagle
Reagle (left) as he appeared on The Simpsons.'

Merl Reagle (January 5, 1950 – August 22, 2015) was an American crossword constructor. He was best known for his family-friendly themes.

For 30 years, he constructed a puzzle every Sunday for the San Francisco Chronicle (originally the San Francisco Examiner), which he syndicated to more than 50 Sunday newspapers, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Seattle Times, The Plain Dealer, the Hartford Courant, the New York Observer, and the Arizona Daily Star.

Reagle died August 22, 2015, after being hospitalized two days earlier for acute pancreatitis in Tampa, Florida, aged 65.

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