Michael J. Doran
Michael J. Doran 

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6 solo puzzles by Michael J. Doran (1 Sunday)

with constructor comments

See the answer words debuted by Michael J. Doran.

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Tue 11/12/2013
JETSRATEDGHOP
EARPAPOGEEERR
DRAFTDODGERRIO
ISMWARDCMON
DIRTYDANCING
CANONSIDEST
EXAMSANERCAD
DEMOLITIONDERBY
ESEORALSBALE
DURANTABBED
DUNKINDONUTS
IRAEROTASAS
MGMDOUBLEDUTCH
LEEONSITENATO
YDSSTATESIN2D
This theme idea came in the way that many constructors get their ideas — at the last possible time one would think they'd come up with one. Believe it or not, I was watching Jeopardy! one night while drinking something from Dunkin' Donuts when a player hit a Daily Double. I noticed the two phrases and their alliteration on the letter D, and the rest, as they say, is history. Then I simply added the twist of IN2D for an extra kicker in the SE corner. As an avid fan of Jeopardy! I was upset that due to certain constraints that Daily Double didn't make it into the grid, but I feel I came across enough common phrases to make the theme work. I hope Trebek will understand.
Sun 6/27/2010TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE
SWALESLURDARTSSAND
PISANTUNEDRURYAGEE
FILMCRITICATMANLOVE
BIERSOLYMPICLUGER
DEPENDKARLALLSET
AMOROSOSKOPJEPECAN
RANTERATYAOAGESAGO
LIZTABLOIDWRITERSER
ALIBISIRSSERTMINE
SITUTITHEDISBANDS
LICKINGALEVEPEACOAT
ACHESFORERINSTROW
NEEDEROSACTIENOCH
CAMELECTIONLOSERRHO
EXEMPTSRELOPENSKAL
TERISAISLESEDMEESE
NORISKIGETSOARED
TELEMARKETERHOURS
OLIOYESOREBAYPATRON
GAELONINETINELAURA
ANNANENESSTERSRTAS
Tue 8/22/2006
SEWERPLACETHE
AMORELENINOAR
WORDSANTICDIN
ITDEPENDSHAIRS
NESOXESSANEST
SKATLENO
PROTEMSECTIONS
RENOIDIOTNUIT
EXAMINESINTIME
PREYNOES
GREEKSGONEFOP
ROADSLETSDRIVE
OATOMANIFIRES
PDAMARIOUTERO
ESTESSENLASTS
Wed 4/6/2005
JIMSYAKSSCANT
IDEAOREOHATER
BODYGUARDESSAY
ELSIELADEHERS
NRATELECAST
BINGEDRINKER
OLEZENLOFTS
MISDEEDRESPIRE
BASICTICSUE
PHOTOGRAPHER
BOWLOVERUSA
OLEOANNAIRONS
ADAMSTAKEASHOT
SINAIEDIEEIRE
TESTSDONECOAT
Mon 4/19/2004
LOBONADIAIMPS
ALUMUSERSNARC
MEREDINESBRIE
BORNAGAINSEDAN
SKIMEALTIME
BTUINCSOW
LIVINGONTHEEDGE
EDENMEREIRE
DEADASADOORNAIL
IWONYELPS
REVERSESSPA
EDIFYTHATSLIFE
UGLIOHAREALEX
SELLLEVERMILE
EDAMDRESSOATS
Tue 9/16/2003
RAMPSPOSTOWES
AMOREATOMBENT
HITOVERTHEFENCE
PERKONESTAR
INKROADBEIGE
DIEASSISINEO
OCEANGERALD
EPICGREEKPOET
ARENASPOPUP
IDSPETROLTNT
COEDSSOREHES
ESCAPEDBETA
BARTANDLISASDAD
AGEECAINRHODE
GETSEYESTYSON