Chris A. McGlothlin
Chris A. McGlothlin 

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6 solo puzzles by Chris A. McGlothlin (1 Sunday)

with constructor comments

See the answer words debuted by Chris A. McGlothlin.

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Fri 1/31/2014
LETSDOTHISTHING
ANIMATIONSTUDIO
HADALONGWAYTOGO
AMICISTALUNGS
BEEKBEINGSOLE
ALSVALETEDTED
NEUTERDOTES
ADPAGESFELTTIP
XAXISVOYAGE
AMASAMISENCOT
RANDMULANNOTE
ARAILLEUGABOR
BANDEDANTEATERS
ICANNOTTELLALIE
CASTONESSPELLON
Obviously, LETS DO THIS THING was the seed for this themeless puzzle. For the best impact I felt it had to reside in the 1-Across position and, of course, if 1-Across is fifteen letters in length, a triple stack is required at the top and bottom (in a symmetrical grid).

Finding the appropriate block formation to allow those stacks and an interesting fill was the trick. I prefer grids that have eye-appeal, and this block arrangement provided that for me. It also allowed quite a bit of flexibility in the filling process.

I'm always intrigued by Will's changes to my clues and I continue to try to up my game in the cluing department. This is one of my better efforts with about 2/3 of my clues remaining unchanged. My favorite clue from Will is "Practice test?" for BAR EXAM, and of my own I particularly like "Marker's mark maker" for FELT TIP.

I hope all found the filling-in to be fun-filled and fulfilling.

Sat 8/10/2013
GODELESCHERBACH
PRIVATEAUDIENCE
SUMANDSUBSTANCE
DESGREAT
PANESPHILINDS
OROSBETSAFOOT
TAKZORACRINGE
SPOKEOFFTHECUFF
DAMASKEROSSOA
AHINTZWEILEON
MOSSDEWYPARDO
ATARIAIM
ONESECONDPLEASE
PUTSTHEKIBOSHON
STATEASSISTANCE
Sat 4/27/2013
SOBEREDUPMODEL
ALANADALEALEXA
PENINSULAJILTS
SADDLEBAGOVERT
ALERAREGAS
ONSETSCAPITALU
POEMEKEVINTAP
ESAUGREENGORP
NYSEMALLDIRGE
IPODNANOCENSER
NANETTEMIX
GRATEPOINTLESS
AKBARORDERARMS
CELIEODDMANOUT
TRENDLOYALISTS
Tue 7/10/2012
ATLASSKITOMS
THEREKINGREET
RETARGETSHANEY
ANTRIGHTTOVOTE
FANHUE
ADMITSCROLLSBY
NEALEAHEMDORA
TAXESDIPWATER
ITISLIPOETHAN
CHEESIESTNEEDS
RHOMTS
PROVENANCESEFS
AOLERREEDORGAN
BOARDFARLOOSE
AMYSSRAOESTE
Fri 7/1/2011
EPITAPHJEWELER
THRILLAUNITIVE
HIALEAHSTROBES
ELIRNATOEELO
LISPCHEFDARIA
SPEARANONRANK
RAYGRACKLES
ATDETLMTRAI
EGGSHELLLES
LALASAIDDABLL
BRENTTTOPSLOE
OBIWVURIPOSA
WARRIORENROOTS
EGOISTEMOONPIE
DENOTESINFESTS
Sun 1/23/2011LETTER OPENERS
TALIARVALUEHBOMB
ORINGAILINGIMPAIRS
TILDESBRANDONOSTRIL
ESTREETBANDATVDDAY
MESACOILSPOOIPOD
GMANBURNELWOOD
NUSENSAMASSESANGLE
SHOTATMDASHSKYSEW
YACHTLUMPSUMETES
NUKESASISPAZEDNA
CLEMVSIXRAILARFS
DECACELDCXLAREST
DAISSEQUOIAPETTY
COMJLOSTANSBISHOP
DRANOSWAHILIARAAPE
CAROLSTTOPRENA
IDEEWOWASPCASPIT
LBAREXOYCHROMOSOME
BENAZIRCHURROSNIPER
STAMINAAERIESCSPAN
SAGGYPDIDDYDIANE