Adam G. Perl
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22 solo puzzles by Adam G. Perl (1 Sunday)

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Mon 2/24/2014
DIDINSPRIGBMW
EZINEORONOYEA
JOKESAROUNDERS
ADETREATOBIT
VIEMEGABYTE
ARSENALAMIE
CHONGADELALIU
LOUISAMAYALCOTT
USNIMAGEGAVIN
DATESCALENE
BETHESDAMME
LARAOLIVADIM
ASAAMYLNITRITE
DECRELICEAVES
ELKELENADEEMS
Whenever I find a new 15 letter phrase, movie or book title, I eagerly add it to my data base. When it's an actual person, I feel as though I am welcoming them into the family. So when I discovered that my daughter's favorite author was indeed a member of this prestigious club, I set out to see how I could memorialize her in a crossword puzzle. It didn't take long to realized that the four March daughters in "Little Women" all had short names that might be used as the start of larger phrases. After an initial rejection (I had used Joblessness for Jo — an awkward word which had the wrong vowel sound), I did a second version which was eventually accepted.
Mon 12/2/2013
WOLFOHAREDAVE
ERIENINERENOS
BELLALINELEGS
LITTLELEAGUE
CCSDESOXYGEN
AREOLAFINES
REDHERRINGSBIG
ADAMUNOCODA
TONRIDINGMOWER
CONESREELED
STROBESEASSE
HOODORNAMENT
ATADTENONARAB
KARLIRATEPAPA
ELSEAFTEREYED
Making a Monday puzzle is harder than it seems. It must be interesting enough to pass the increasingly high standards of the NY Times, but simple enough that a beginning solver can still master it. As a lifelong resident of Ithaca, NY and a graduate of Cornell University, aka "Big Red," I also attended our local high school which is known as "Little Red" and so have long held a certain affection for the "Caped Crusader" of fable. The idea of using a book, song or movie title and breaking it up into pieces is one I have used often. I fact when I am going through a dry period, I can usually count on this technique to generate another puzzle and keep the creative juices flowing. The theme is not terribly original, but the four themed phrases seemed to flow pretty naturally. Throw in a big bad wolf and, well, you're practically out of the woods!

Bio: Adam Perl is a graduate of Cornell University with a BA in music. He has been the owner of Pastimes Antiques in Ithaca NY for 35 years and has constructed well over a thousand crossword puzzles. In addition to making puzzles for the NY Times and various other publications, he loves to make custom crossword puzzles for friends, family or for hire. Last year he created three different difficulty-levels of crosswords for the first ever Finger Lakes Crossword Puzzle Tournament which raised money for the Tompkins Learning Partners, which tutors children and adults in reading and math.

Tue 12/18/2012
AMANATSARAXES
LETONACNELEAH
FAIRGROUNDINTO
ATTILADOWNTIME
ESPYOUAES
ONTOTANOTT
ROOMMATEDMITRI
BLINIHENETAIL
SOLIDSDOUGHBOY
ARTYESESTA
AHSIONLUC
DATEBOOKAROUSE
LIARDOUBLEPLAY
IFSOINRESEEME
BAHSNETSTREES
Wed 11/28/2012
BAGELURSAOTIS
IRAQINOELAHME
XPLUSYISSIXTEEN
ALEATEEGAS
TRITESTENDORSE
SOMEYEATSNAYS
OUITOSSETD
XMINUSYISFOUR
POTETATAOL
DARTMETALSTDS
IDEAMENSAUTEED
OMSRARERNA
XISTENANDYISSIX
IREDEGOSTIETO
NEDSRESTESSEX
Mon 9/17/2012
METAPASSEMAMA
AAHSAREASRTES
TRESREELSPETS
ASPARTAMEMEARA
LIELEMMEATEM
SCALESURN
SOYSYNODSUGLI
THERESNOIINTEAM
SORETENACETWA
DIEAARONS
CHECKMATELAV
LORREMINCEMEAT
ANNOCALLAARTI
ROISONEALDION
ARESBASILATME
Tue 4/24/2012
GIRLRELICWITH
AREAETUDEINRE
LISBETHSALANDER
ESTSOOTGOOSE
GTOSARON
SHRIEKOPERATOR
TOERRGUNGATWO
AMIDASSETTOES
LENGUPTASEPIA
LOSALTOSNTESTS
RIOTSUES
STAIDATTAWAS
MIKAELBLOMKVIST
ODINBLAKEERIE
GENESTIEGTEAM
Mon 10/4/2010
SETUPSAPORETE
ADORENURSECOL
FIRSTLADIESONO
ETNAEPICFLIP
STATEPOLICE
ELDESTTARO
SLOOPHANGOVER
HEROMOOGSRAVE
OVERHANGSINEW
DICELETTER
POLICESTATE
ERIEIRMALOIS
TANLADIESFIRST
ATEABETSESTEE
LESCADETUPSET
Tue 9/21/2010
BILBOBMOCSAMA
ASIANEARTHNIP
BUTTERFLYSHRIMP
AZTSOOTEMIL
RULECRAWLSPACE
ERASEEATA
OMENSDECAYING
REVSTROKESDIE
IRANIANSIRENE
OSSARESIN
BACKISSUESATON
AGRINATOIPO
BREASTOFCHICKEN
YETAWAITLOIRE
SEEPARTSSETAT
Tue 5/27/2008
ADAMCROWDTOTE
SIDELEMONAVIS
SCENEOFANACCENT
TENUSERAORTA
BRERPERM
REPROSSALTAWAY
ARIAMERLEALI
CONTINENTALDIVE
EDUNEEDYEVIL
DEPOSITSDEFEND
BANSRELY
PREENNINETHE
RAPRESPONSETEAM
OREOARISEALII
PEENSEDERPERL
Tue 1/22/2008
SEEPOKLACHASE
HULANAILLOGIN
OBITERNEERODE
WIZLANECHANGES
SEAALAONE
BETKENTSTATE
CREPESLODEDAB
RATACHINODATA
ASHRHOSGERMAN
WHITELIESREA
UTEERANAP
DAILYPLANETDIE
ASCAPALASMEMO
STONEDOTEOVEN
HONEDSTETWEDS
Tue 1/1/2008
ABBADRIVELOAN
COENEATENOPIE
HEADINTHECLOUDS
ERNRISERASSET
TARONE
HEARTOFDARKNESS
ALBEELAITYNAT
REOSFOURHANTI
SNOTOWNEBRUIN
HANDSONTRAINING
OLDTKO
CARGOSUITEASK
HEALTHINSURANCE
ERIEADDONSTAG
WONGLEONEHERS
Sun 12/23/2007YULE OUTSOURCING
ERRATAMISLAIDIQTEST
REEFERINTEGRALUELLA
SANTASHADANEASYSEASON
TRESSESTITHEULEES
ENTOBESEABE
SARTREANENTARMREST
ISEEASANITNODEET
LYINGINHISBIGRECLINER
LENUNDERALOUDATONE
STSIRESSPIREPERSE
RTESPITASPLOD
ALBEEPANICSEAREFT
BIOTAIOTASTACITPIE
IFYOUASKHIMFORAREASON
TELLMAESIRANTONO
REDCAPSCAJUNICEMAN
ANTARKINURI
RADONTORIIPORTHOS
EVERYTOYISMADEINCHINA
LEMMONEDIBLESELATES
ORIENTRESOLESDETERS
Mon 12/25/2006
ABLELATHECRAM
RAINACRESLANE
ABCDAYTIMEHOSTS
BEENMEXOSHEA
MIAMARE
FILMNOMINATION
LADLEDOLESLBO
ERLEGETITVOID
AGEDONEEZESTS
FORMERSTUDENTS
ALEEOLD
BEASTBANDSHA
ALPHABETQUARTET
ELEEALEUTEURO
REDSTINASADAM
Wed 10/25/2006
MOSHJAILSZETA
ASTOADDUPICON
THETOWELSINTHAT
TAPIRSETTOODS
TAIELI
HOTELWERESOBIGI
ATOMOLAVSOSAD
REYSNIVELSTVS
DROMEHEROPLEA
COULDJUSTBARELY
BAAEPA
SETTIMESANWAR
CLOSEMYSUITCASE
ABLEESTEREDEN
MALESTARESEAT
Wed 5/24/2006
ADAMCHILLASTI
SEGOHOSEASTAR
ALARENLAIOATS
PIRATEEARRINGS
LOSSSEE
ABSRETREATCAP
COHOSERSSODA
TWODOLLARSAPAIR
ALPSOERRACES
SSWMAESTROHUE
ISAYAMS
ONLYABUCKANEAR
ANDICANOEANTE
LEONARDORRIAL
GAWKNEONSEDDY
Mon 1/30/2006
SIRLIDOMOJOS
ODEOVENPATENT
NAHCABCALLOWAY
AHAANTEDATE
ROBOTSVIAATM
CRIBRANAROO
CREDORUNSIAGO
HUNANABCURBAN
ALTIOKIEPACES
SEENBENDPRO
ERRTEMLEMURS
CARESFORNET
GRABCONTROLTAR
TAKEINDESIRTE
OPARTSEEPYAP
Wed 10/26/2005
NAPAAPSESOFF
ICESBOONSAPIE
CHESTSOFDRAWERS
EELHORASFACET
TARAOL
LIGHTBULBJOKE
IDLESRURALFRO
SEEMSILEXBRAM
TEASEALSSIEGE
MATCHSTICKMEN
GATGRE
SCANTDRANOUSA
THREEPRESIDENTS
EATSSADATRIOT
MRSSTONEEXPO
Tue 4/15/2003
SNOWSNIPSACED
REDOHOMEONAME
SEEMREELSANIL
BUILTTOSCALE
ABARVSRAILED
SUNDAEAARON
HOTELLOBBYCUB
EYESJOEVOTE
SSSPAIDAVISIT
BASILDIABLO
SHEILARODYEN
HIDDENOPERAS
INGEDRAPELADY
NEARQATARARIA
SSRSSLEDSTEEM
Tue 1/14/2003
ERATBELIEAMEN
LASHARENTNONE
BITETINKERTOYS
ANIMATEDDETAT
AREHAN
TAILORMADENASA
ATOLLAFARACTI
SATLECARREEEL
SLAMSALELORNE
ELSASOLDIERBOY
LAORCA
AUDITEMITTING
SPYGLASSESOVAL
STENPASTERATE
NODSBLESSSNEE
Mon 12/25/2000
ADAMHATCHSLID
COLAOPERATONE
MODELTRAINGAUGE
ERAADOSOPTED
LIONFOIL
AWNINGBANNERS
CHEZMANETETA
HAWAIIANCROONER
ETECANDYTEEM
ALLEGESALTERS
AMOSOREO
YALTAMADEPRO
VIETNAMESERULER
ERIEBASINSANE
SEARCOASTENDS
Thu 6/10/1999
AMEBAIBOSMOG
PUPALIAGOTOME
ACERBICERATAN
THEIIJAKESLENO
NOMSOMALIA
SLAVONICNAG
CANIEGALEXACT
ANTISONICVIER
RESINSTIRIDLE
MIDSPECIALS
FIDELIOIMA
ORANXVICANDLES
CAROIASKARENA
ATTUETTUDAVID
LESTESPABIDE
Mon 12/28/1998
RAREBALKUSES
ORALOBIEANKLE
BEGINNINGOFTIME
SASINRERAINS
AIDDARE
BADGEEENDRAT
SEPIAOMEGAEWE
CENTRALAMERICAN
ABEADDISADORN
TEASVALTBONE
ILESTAI
SWEARGAGAVIA
STORYBOOKENDING
PURRSWRENANTE
ANNALENDMOOD