David Kwong
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10 puzzles by David Kwong — 6 solos and 4 collaborations (2 Sundays)

with constructor comments

See the answer words debuted by David Kwong.

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Tue 3/18/2014
BADCOBBSMART
ALIAPARACOMER
BURGLARALITALY
AMTOOITAOTIS
GENTDISTRICT
BOOBOOCHAO
CUPRNACLOGS
AFAREWELLTOARMS
DFLATBIOCAW
TCBYMRBEAN
DEATHWEDOVER
ERIEISABEAST
ERODESNAKECHER
RELOSITSOTERI
EDINAREINMAP
★POW Thu 10/31/2013
WOLFMANNAMFLOW
INUTEROARIGATO
MONSTERRETSNOM
PREMIUMNATDEB
IMPMISER
SKATEVIANOTSO
LOCHJARJSBACH
OATATRIACAY
GLOSSYORBEINE
SARAHARKPUTTS
DIALSSAG
ACCABUINSECTS
PHANTOMMOTNAHP
EASESINSWEEPEA
DRACULA
As a magician, I am once again pleased to add a little bit of illusion to the New York Times crossword puzzle.

The "trick" answer was difficult to place. It had to be in the SE corner or resting on top of a horizontal row of black squares. This is because the answer couldn't start down answers.

I enjoyed coming up with down clues in the SE corner that were slightly misleading, hopefully yielded confusion for CAP vs. GOWN, THE vs. CAFE, SNOW vs SLEET, SPA vs BATH, perhaps even EUGENE vs SEATTLE.

The most challenging aspect of the puzzle was finding four Halloween creatures that were the same word-length. I was afforded a little flexibility with VAMPIRE and DRACULA being both seven letters long. At one point I had SPECTER but nixed it because I thought one could argue that a specter/ghost also wouldn't have a reflection.

Eventually, I stumbled upon the Universal Monsters characters and felt like the crossword gods were blessing me. All hail the crossword gods!

Hope you enjoyed the puzzle and Happy Halloween!

Fri 5/3/2013
YIDDISHAIRMAIL
ARIANNACLEANSE
WISHFULDRINKING
ENBLOCEYETESTS
DAEKFCDAG
LAEAAHOSHA
TWITTERFOLLOWER
ONETOGOPAYDIRT
SEVENOFDIAMONDS
STENFENENG
DETAGOFUR
TRIAXIALWINONA
MIDNIGHTINPARIS
ELECTRADESPITE
NEMESESORESTES
Wed 4/11/2012
HENCEHOPSQUID
ALOHAENTOUNDO
MILITARYASSAULT
ATICTEXAIMEE
SEEKOUTATTN
LABORPROTEST
PLAITISONBIB
LENTCASEYFATS
ENERAREBUYUP
BOWLINGSCORE
OLEOANALYZE
ADAGEARCLOAM
NOJOYINMUDVILLE
OLAFDOESINKER
SERFARNOMESSY
Sun 1/24/2010ABRIDGED EDITION
CCLAMPFONTIGLUTBONES
FLORIOOMOOTRIPABSENT
LAWNBOWLINGSOCIALCHAIR
ARLOREDSEAEVENSOALDA
TOYSMAPSSALETINSESP
LANAISIFSHASTA
ORIGINGOULDZENAMI
RENALFENCEPSATAPICES
BEDSIDESHIDALGOSHEETS
SLOTALOEARNEPOESCAG
AIRDATEADAMANCYAPT
HASPSMADMAGAZINEALPES
OSHSWANSONGENDLATE
STEPINDTIEDXBOXSHOE
POKEATBEETREDOVERHAND
SPENDSAURACOMTEOARED
LAMARRBADATRUNDRY
LATKESLRIROBOT
TANNOELTERAAMASBTEN
ULEEPLIERSPATRIARAVE
NEWSCHANNELSCHOOLPAPER
ARETHAESAIENOWICHIRO
STRAITDEKESENSEBERTS
Mon 2/16/2009
PLIECIGARBLAM
ROSYOMEGAREPO
IRAEKARATOXEN
SNAPDECISION
MACAOPONTIFF
TRAPSMETER
CRACKLEWAREILE
ROTHPRIDEOSLO
EMOPOPMUSICIAN
DANTESETAT
ONEARTHMULTI
RICEKRISPIES
QTIPELIOTLENO
ESAILINDAETON
DONTLOGESTORE
Tue 7/29/2008
BOGIEKIAPECOS
EARNSNONTIARA
THEDECENTGATSBY
HUGELEEZAHESS
ELOMAE
GOODBARRIERREEF
UPNSKEINCORAL
EROSSHARPRITA
SANYOATESTCUR
THENOTBADESCAPE
OPEUKR
MOWNRIGIDARAL
OKAYBALLSOFFIRE
PRIMEKENITALO
SALSASETNYLON
Sun 2/18/2007MAGIC WORDS
TBONEMUIRAEONSSLED
AARONATNORELEECOPA
ETATSREFSGREATBRAIN
BITINGCROSBYOPULENCE
ONECARORIOLESPEE
ERESNOENDSUNOCO
DEADLYSITINVIIEULA
UNSSTLOSHORTCIRCUS
RENEWSOONAIKMANHET
ARETHASLAINANTI
NOWYOUSEEITNOWYOUDONT
MODELEACHERENOW
SHAPIRATEHEILNOTSO
SUNVISITORSASEAHIP
RANIFARHUNTINGPERM
SCENEVBARONSOIR
ETALHORSESDROWSE
AREYOUOKONEARMEDBAND
TITANLINESATTAELSAS
ASTRTREATTMANRETIE
TEEDSEERSSESSSMELL
Wed 2/7/2007
EPEECAROLPATS
SARAACELAROAN
QWERTYUIOPOLIO
UNCLESDROOP
ESTERASDFGHJKL
SILLHEELS
DINSAIDAATSEA
RNAZXCVBNMTIT
ANGLEEDENSSNS
NIGERTESH
KEYBOARDSPEARL
ASSHESURREY
JOANTYPEWRITER
ARNOAMOREFILE
WRENRETIEFESS
Sat 4/1/2006
HOSETADIRONON
IKESORRSEEMTO
TALSSENATESEAT
OPLACETOGO
NITAAHLOGICAL
SOARANIASAMI
CELENAMORED
OUTSIDETHEBOX
ENLISTEDABA
WEAVENYCARNO
ERNESTOOILOMI
OVERFLOWET
DREAMWORKSFARS
EILEENMEAFITI
ECHOESARYSTAN