Gary J. Whitehead
Gary J. Whitehead 

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14 solo puzzles by Gary J. Whitehead

with Will Shortz comments

See the answer words debuted by Gary J. Whitehead.

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Thu 10/17/2013
BMWNAMATHLSAT
BAHISIDROSTLO
SCOTLANDYARDAGE
BSASUTRAGIS
NEWYORKPOSTAGE
ATHENAEAGER
THOKSTARERS
APPENDAGE
OMBKOALAJED
BYEARFRIEND
ESTREETBANDAGE
ORTCANOEENA
CLASSIFIEDADAGE
TIREMILNERRES
ANSASNEERSPDQ
I accepted this puzzle in 2009, but held it for so long because I'd run similar themes in 2004, 2002, and 1997. Three of the four theme entries here are new, though, and I think they're all pretty nice. Curiously, there's more substandard/crosswordy fill here than I usually allow now — K-STAR, OMB, ORT, ANSA, RES, TRY TO, and others. On the whole, crossword construction has improved a lot over the past four years.
Mon 4/1/2013
SCAMDECCABOOB
VOCEAMEERALVA
EVENDUNDERHEAD
LETEASTASIA
TRICKIRONMASK
ETCHINGDALAI
ONERATEEND
LAUGHINGSTOCK
CODINCISOR
OBITSFORTLEE
NONROMANCHEAT
ONALEASHGRR
NINCOMPOOPGALA
OOOHBENNYATAD
DUPEASSESDOPE
Sat 4/28/2012
CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
EATONESHEARTOUT
NURSECLINICIANS
TSOHASMAC
OASISNITSARAS
REMSIDEPA
INTERNALAUDITOR
MAINTENANCEFREE
MAKEAMENTALNOTE
ICKENDTOO
EPICSTEESTAPH
UAEALEPEU
TAKENOPRISONERS
AHARDNUTTOCRACK
RAISESTHESTAKES
Mon 6/6/2011
USMAASOFLAIRD
PRIXNAPEALTER
CIVICDUTYNASTY
SUEDEADMIRE
CNNMAIDOFHONOR
ZOOMINGOO
ARSONHALOSGTS
RAIDCADETCIRC
SSRSDIORKAZOO
ARKWETMOP
BACKCOUNTRYOPE
ASYLUMLAIUS
STRUMWESTPOINT
SAUTEARTEFLEW
IBSENYSERALTO
Tue 1/18/2011
AMENOMENOVEN
POLIDEREKDINO
POSTSEASONEVEN
ASAWHOLEASSESS
LESIONSEVES
TDSEMERALDS
EYESAVERTAER
PAWIHEARYAZSA
EWESODDYDYES
ENROLLEEGOO
DEESCOALBIN
SPLITSSOCKEROO
TEESULTRASOUND
ATITPAYERUSIA
TEASTEATTHAT
Thu 8/5/2010
CONDEMNSTELLAS
ONTARIOWIPEOUT
ACHRISTMASSTORY
LESTSAITHMMIX
EDYSHADE
MISDOASSRICOH
IPORANIBINARY
CANMIASMALPIE
ANNEALSILLRON
HAYDNQIXEDINA
ATEUPORI
SAKSMOPUPSHIA
TRANSITIONPOINT
AUREOLEMIDWEST
GNARLEDONANDON
Wed 6/9/2010
EPEESMACSTOFU
MICROOSLOIRIS
BLOODMONEYNONO
LENSAREAMOTES
EDOCHERRYCRUSH
MUMBAIEVENSO
SPYONIPSADEW
REDSTARTS
HICIMAXHAZEL
UNABLESELENA
RUBYTUESDAYPTS
STANDGLENTHRO
TERABRICKLAYER
OREMMETAACRED
NOTEITSYBOSSA
Sat 11/21/2009
RAMPUPSALES
SAVETHEPLANET
JAPANESELANTERN
UNITERRISKEDIT
IDEASBATSNABE
CARRMESSEDGES
ELSBAASRAREST
CENTERICE
STILESSOPHWAD
MINERSSTSSADE
ANTALEMSSELMA
REARTIRETIEPIN
MAKEAMENTALNOTE
RESTINTERVALS
STATESENATE
Thu 1/22/2009
BOZOICONSEGGH
ILETNOHOWPALO
GARECNOTEIRON
HFORTHEHILLS
EIEIOPLACARD
DISYUANHTOTOE
BOSNIAPATE
SHRUNKENHEADS
GHIAACTUAL
RADIOHESTSSOB
EWENECKEATME
DRAWBRIDGEAH
ANTESIRENLEHI
XENAEKINGELAN
HENDSEGUETENG
Wed 10/22/2008
BETAARARATATM
OPERLENORETOO
SIAMESETWINESL
CCLEFFIELDMICE
DRESRTAS
SDSEMONATS
MAKEMINEADOUBLE
USEDGETTOLAIT
THEAFRICANQUEEN
MOESLIURNA
ASTERSIL
CLASSTRIPNUBIA
EARTHELIONKING
RTEEASIERABEE
BEDRIPESTSIZE
Thu 8/21/2008
KAMPALATVSTARS
AREARUGRATATAT
VISCERAICINESS
ADHESIVEBAND
RODEOTOADS
SSRSNSAODEA
UTEMASSTHERAPY
SACASPUMAGAY
SPORTSCOVERIRE
ELIETANCOTS
XENIACRUSH
GARBDISPOSAL
JEANNIEDIORAMA
ACTEDASENRAGED
BOLDESTAGELESS
Tue 5/6/2008
CIRCMEOWSEDAM
ALOUATEAMLEGO
DELTAFORCEPLUS
SALAMISARALEE
REALMRASA
MODUSAGOCORGI
ONEGIMMUNEEIN
VALDRETADENS
IIIYENTASPSST
ERNIETETSOEUR
QTRSAESOP
HAULSINUPSALA
ABELDELIGHTFUL
LENDERICAARNE
OTTODOVERROTS
Wed 3/19/2008
MACHOSTSAPPY
IROCEDAMEFILE
LEAHLORENIXON
LASERPRINTER
ESTEEMSOCELOT
TIEIOWAORO
AFLACANTEOTS
RUSHHOURTRAFFIC
AGAIDEOPLAZA
BUTSLIDSEA
SESAMEGOATEED
HARDROCKBAND
JIVEREEOCETTA
ATEATNOSEDORY
MOLDSYSERNES
Mon 4/10/2006
VIALSTALEDAME
INDOARBORILES
ACADEMICCIRCLES
AMIGOONEIOTA
GAPSNEWSY
ABACIEITHER
RARINRBISAOL
ENGAGEMENTRINGS
AGODIRTULTRA
PATTIESLEET
ALIASADES
CANYONSNIXES
TRAFFICROTARIES
ERNOLAUDEARLO
DYEREMBERYELP