Damon J. Gulczynski
Damon J. Gulczynski 

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8 solo puzzles by Damon J. Gulczynski (1 Sunday)

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See the answer words debuted by Damon J. Gulczynski.

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★POW Thu 9/5/2013
MAOISMPORTEDD
ONSTARDREINOR
INCITEFENGDYE
LEANEDAHNOLD
RAESCATTERED
CINNIGHTOWL
OSOSATITALOUD
RADIANIDIDSO
POSERFAWNEDER
STRATEGOORR
SPUTTEREDPAR
CANAANDICERS
ANDTTOPUNEVIE
LSUUTESSELENA
EYEMORTTRANKS
An early version of this puzzle only had the revealer PORT, with four "P or T" squares. I wasn't thrilled with how it came out, but I liked the idea, so I set it aside in my (massive) "Puzzles To Rework" folder. Over the next few weeks I made note of any "letter x or letter y" words that came into head. Once I got enough decent ones I made this puzzle.

I was surprised by how constraining the theme was in constructing. The four symmetric revealers made the fill tougher than I expected. Many times I put in a snazzy long answer, only to delete it shortly thereafter. The original version I submitted had OSCARBUZZ instead of OSCARNODS, but the double zees caused a chain reaction that lead to PROTONIC being 39-Down. Mr. Shortz didn't like it, which I understand. Protonic is an inferable word, but... it's no electronic, that's for sure.

Overall I'm satisfied with the non-theme fill. (Thanks to Frank Longo whom Will enlisted to fix a potential Natick.) My biggest regret with this puzzle is that I thought of better theme answers shortly after it was accepted: JANE[D/R]OE is great, as is [C/P]RANKCALL. Oh well. Is there such a thing as a puzzle sequel?

Thu 11/8/2012
MOHMSAMMIMTOM
ARALAFOULTOUR
GARYWINGOELSA
ELIMNINGVALLEY
OVERSEAS
ADAMTENYAMTA
RIVERALOOSCAG
MEATERSBUSLANE
DONSMESMEUVER
OFTMICAGREYS
DISSUADE
BATEAUTWELFTHM
EGALICEINIRAQ
LUXETEENSSITU
LEMSSEDGEHOSE
Tue 5/19/2009
CZARMATHFEST
RELORADIOONCE
OREOEXULTOLAN
COCKTAILTATARS
SODTAILPIPE
UTELESREAR
PIPEDREAMSITON
SNIPSLYLYNOPE
YACHTDREAMTEAM
EUROTRASLO
TEAMGAMEDDE
IMMESHGAMECOCK
NAIRREAVEAMAN
GIGAARDENROBE
ELALHESSDOSE
Mon 2/2/2009
CAJUNABLECART
AMAZEMAIDOVER
MARIONETTEPOLO
NINTENDOWII
CRABCSIOUSTS
RECIPEEDICT
ERRORCRACKEST
MAISOUISHALLWE
ENDBRASHGOTIN
CANOEAESOPS
SHOOTVETSNEE
MICHELLEWIE
OREOSUREENOUGH
GEARAGERYAHOO
SENTTEDSASFOR
Thu 8/14/2008
THORJOEYSCALD
SINEARLOEULER
KEEPCUMULATIVE
LEAKRICMEA
EMIGRATESOMBER
MENSCLUBLAI
ETESNOESKERS
NORSEANGTENET
DOSINGIOSTSU
TSOCOMPLAIN
ROTUNDSPOILING
ICHABALEAL
PROGRESSEDNIKE
EERIEHEREONIT
RANTSYEARSGTS
Tue 6/27/2006
EDITBELLAAJAX
LENOARIASHEIR
LEGWARMERSALMA
SPENTANGUSLEY
INSSOCKEYES
HIDEOUTHIPS
ADOSBOOMMAHER
SIN80SFADSORE
HOKUMSTIRMEIN
EPICDEBASED
SAYALOUDWAG
ILKEASELTIRES
ETONRUBIKSCUBE
VANESAUDIABBA
ERGOELTONLESS
Sun 1/16/2005PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
COHORTSOROIZEWHIFF
ARMOIRETUNASUBHANOI
DROPPINGTHEBONEISSUE
MOOROLLINGSTALL
SHARMREDNEDATONED
PONEBEARERREAIREDS
ERODEDMUSALETA
ADDINHEIRTOTHETHRALL
REEDITEDRBITHEBLUE
TARESOARSOLLA
ALLFORONEANDONEFORALL
LEIASINGSAPAN
INERTIANAMREALLOTS
TONEINTHESADDLEYACHT
SCENENOISIFTER
MAESOEURHONEOFFAME
ARMIESNEAROAMSLEW
ICECREAMCALLARE
MARIOGALLWITHTHEWIND
EDGESANIMATEHONOREE
DEEREREPYENSWEETEN
Mon 11/8/2004
LYNXPSSTSTARE
BEAMECHOEASEL
SANEROAMARIEL
HANDONHANDOFFS
ONEHOOT
DECAYSHAIGTAP
ALAMOSEWSLOGO
TAKEUPTAKEDOWNS
UTESOARSIVIES
MEDSPITTSETSE
STIRTAC
WORKINWORKOUTS
ALIENALEECOOL
SLEETYEARLURE
PANTSSOTSAREA