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Every once in a while, especially on a Thursday but sometimes on a Sunday, solving a crossword requires writing, or at least imagining, something inside blocks. Here are 24 examples.

The constructors:

Rebecca Goldstein Max Lauring Mark MacLachlan Joe DiPietro Evan Kalish Alan Arbesfeld Edward Sessa Andrew Kingsley Jeff Chen Nancy Stark Will Nediger Timothy Polin Grant Thackray Caitlin Reid Loren Muse Smith Tracy Gray Joanne Sullivan David Poole Alan DerKazarian George Barany Victor Barocas Bill Thompson Jeremy Newton Tony Orbach Elizabeth C. Gorski

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Thu 10/20/2022
RCAAGESHAPPEN
ARMMORAIGUITY
GUYIVEGOTAPLAN
UMPEDCARSULLY
BOXSETGPS
ETTAHAIRBOW
ASHTWAINBLUR
COLAEONGAZE
THEYHELIOCON
SORORALRISK
EVATAMEST
CHEESDGEHAHAS
HARLEMSHAKEENT
UNABLEEMIREGO
BASALTESTEPOW
Thu 4/21/2022
CAPSSPLATFAWN
OSHALOATHELIE
STAYSALIVEEFTS
MISIVERSEDAT
ORECKUSERID
LESSERORONO
MACEEOLIANMGR
EREECLIPSEELM
GARSTATESGOYA
ACTUPRENTTO
THANOSAETNA
NISPLAYERION
AONERAZOREDGED
MILAILIKEERNE
IDYLGAZESREDS
Thu 11/11/2021
CAPTCHABITCOIN
AQUEOUSIMEANNO
SUPERGSGUESSSO
HATSHEATSSTUD
CRENDOARL
AINTSTEPSAGEE
BATAANNLASERS
SLAWEATS
GASHOGSTIERRA
ETTASCOPETOAT
THALBOMIT
ALPSLOSERCASA
TELECONTITANIC
ITERATEICERINK
PEDANTSCOMPASS
Sun 5/16/2021 A SHOT IN THE DARK
BRAHEGGOMERLEAPSO
LAMETRONPAEANCRUMP
UNEDUCATEDGUESSTAPER
RUNGSNOLOVEESIEGE
PSEUDOBETTERMOURAP
TRALARBIBIPOD
HAIPLANTAPPALLGUMP
ATOMSTHETONEBOPIT
MITEGOODSORTSEDERS
STARGENUINTICLERED
SPANSAOBURN
ISMSILICRUBBERIBAR
MAILINCAFENOIRNONO
AURASCOIFDOETEXTS
CLAPPANNEDPRIVAYES
COOEDCUESTERN
SELBRICATINGSTIFFS
ALEXALOTZONAFILTH
ALBUMLASTDITCHEFFORT
BERRAATEAMMAIMTRAM
NAYSCIAOSEATSYAWL
Thu 7/16/2020
JACKASSSODACAN
ALDENTEEROTICA
CORNDOGNEWAGEY
OHOPOISOND
BAMBIFESTGAP
ICLEIIOMAHA
STORYARCSNARED
LANDTRICKTBAR
OBLIGEAREACODE
BOOERFLOWCH
SOWOTOHTARSI
HURDENTANN
OKCUPIDYESISEE
WIIMOTEPRINTER
EDASNERDARKART
Thu 4/16/2020
OBISEDICTPASTA
RANKSOLARANTIS
ISAYKEEPINTOUCH
GENESESEMBER
AMIWROTECLARET
MANNAKISSKATE
INSITUSHAMEWAX
THANKLATER
ALATHYMEPUREST
HANDDOWNDECOY
NOTIMESWALERAP
MAYBEGESTURE
DROPMEALINEHIES
EARLEILIACETRE
EGRETLEIGHASST
Thu 1/2/2020
SEALSCONESLET
PLIEEFFECTALE
AFRAIDOFTHEMAN
SPCASTOPGAPS
WAITUNTILHORSE
ORNOITEMPRES
MIAACMEUAR
BEINTHENSTORMY
AVEJAKEEEO
CASKZIONAGAR
AFTERCHOCOLATE
TRADESINURAL
NITTHEDARKSIDE
ACERESORBKNEW
PANOATERSAGEE
Sun 9/15/2019 GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER
TBSPNSFWARESALPO
HATEOHIOLUMPSAID
EZRATIERVEILANSE
TAILFINDRURYLIMPETS
OAKOMENAPESITECOS
PREMIEREWPAGODZILLA
ZESTWEDIDITECKO
MOTTOLENINCANSO
FINESSEPAGEDPILEUPS
ACERPAPALDUPESWRAY
MASERATISCITIFIELD
DARENOTSENTOUT
ALFNEROISETENNAMP
BURPSTEEPROADPLEA
CLAIREVSIGNSWILLS
SUMNERVEINIERTENETS
EYESANNOVOINKY
PARLEAPTOPARTCAP
IMAGELIFEWIIGMIAMI
NOTERTNUTACNEASTIN
TREESOGLEREGSDOSES
Thu 5/16/2019
SOPANGLEREF
SHOOSUPERSLOMO
WALLSTAGEACTOR
AZALEASICCHU
GALAXYDOTANDA
MACHKENBIDON
KUNGFLAMAZE
UGHMOBILESSEW
GOOBERLEASE
LOLLSKEGEARS
IFYOBRRSTRATI
DANJOTATAMIS
STATIONARYCPLS
KEYSTROKESHULA
YESKRAFTEPS
Thu 3/14/2019
LAIDAWAYBARCAR
ALTEREGOEXHALE
MAINMENUSEEFIT
ASSEDITSEAR
SHOWINGUSSY
LAPTOPDUKES
ACHEBEWRITAMP
CHEWONTEMONGER
YEWBLOCONAUTO
SAYAHNINEAM
SHRUGDESOTO
HOODMYTHMAD
IMGONEJARLOOSE
PEEKINOLDLATIN
SYRUPSBLACKHAT
POW Thu 1/3/2019
GRABBEDHASIDIM
LECARREEXODERM
ICENINEAMALGAM
DESKTOPPAPER
EDITSNOESP
DETESTSPSALM
LORAASEPSIS
WOLFOFSTREET
PIPETTEHEAL
USERSENSURES
PENPIPNAME
STONEJACKSON
LALAKERENLISTS
STOKERSSTANLEE
DETENTESINGERS
Thu 8/30/2018
MEGAMANALLSAL
ONADATEFEEBASED
WEBINARFTSUMTER
ESTDAUSTERE
POPUPSKIPITRAS
EMORARERSLANTS
RANGETOPBMOC
UNDEOPTAROLIBS
TUNECAROUSEL
HASSLETASERIDA
ORLTSTOPSKASEM
TEAIPASHEAL
HOLINESSADBLOCK
ELONGATETILAPIA
AMSKYDSEENSAY
Thu 5/10/2018
IRATEBLAHSLAM
REFITEERIEEAR
KARMAAFTRANTH
SLABONTHEMONEY
SIRENFURYROAD
MODERATORINME
LOSIBARTEE
KNOCKEMORALIVE
RATBEESFAN
ERSESERVEDOUT
NICEIDEAODOUL
DEADCENTERONTV
ISPABODEEDDIE
VEEMURALGLINT
ENSEGADSGETGO
Thu 5/4/2017
YAWPSHATHJAMBS
SNOOPTREEOSOLE
HOLLAMOANASNER
ADVCOLUMNNEGEV
PEEVEDSWABNOD
ESSAOREOALTOID
NARYRARESNO
OLDBLACKICEEGG
FIRLENAWARM
FLARESTEARROAM
AGESTARTUNDRA
TBILLARMISTDAY
ENNIOPAIDAGORA
METERACNEHUNAN
PROSESTEMNYETS
Thu 1/5/2017
SACHSTILEREAR
OPRAHINICEMMI
YOUDONTKNOWPOT
ALEWILEEORTIZ
OLANTERNVEY
CUERYEASTS
ACTUPORMANUIE
BOOTBLACKPINE
EDYFIENDTETON
LESMIZOSHA
TARMONTEREY
SNOWEISAACNIA
CAROFALLTRADES
AVEFETEDOSOLE
BYSFEARSWANDA
Thu 9/8/2016
NOSYDUMBCLAMP
IRKSABELRARER
COALFEETEMILY
EMTSORTMAPS
TEETHEJACKTOP
YOSHIORCVIVA
EREEAREDEN
PAINTITMAILERS
AIDEFOPENV
CREWFRATESTS
EYEBEANOHTHAT
FALLTYPEERA
AKIRASHOELIST
TEXTSKERRBLUE
EGESTAREASASS
Thu 5/5/2016
TATEBIBSINDC
ROSIEACREDEER
BLACKSHEEPTAME
IINSTALETAROT
TFALAMAZINGGR
YESESANIONANO
GASDENBLAU
ARIETTARIPLEYS
DERROLDCEO
JLOAVERSTOTAL
INTHEHOLEDEMI
NEWELOPERARIB
TSARJULESVERNE
TORNASETISOUR
ONESMETSVERS
Thu 12/10/2015
PUPSMESSCHAP
DINAHELLAHYPE
AXISOFEVILAGES
NETHOTICARTIST
CLEANSSEMITE
ESSISMDINNES
AEIOUGRILL
STUMBLINGBLOCKS
MELBAARIEL
UTTNSTRCAPDA
RAKEINEDDIES
GLASSSLIPPIEPA
OAHUANNESEXTON
ODORMOJOCIARA
FETEEWANTEST
Sun 12/1/2013 TWO HALVES IN ONE
BBSDIPTPAINETHANOL
EEWENAAETNASUITORS
RAENILBEINGPREENED
GREATDIVIDEWINS
MENTALNOTESHOESEWES
AREOLETHEREANDAGAIN
NSYNCSEAOASTTHATSO
ABESHUMPWHALE
SMORESMASSDOERDA
CHOPINFINECONCLAVES
NUTTEDENGCOWLABORS
BLOSSOMEDBONNOCELOT
CARVIDTONESCREEN
PAPERBOOKMAKO
LOOSERLAWSDIXSODOM
BROKEMOUNTAINESPANA
SALSWOODSLOSSLEADER
WARPBACKINBLACK
NIAGARAOPINEKIAILE
IDCARDSLOGOSENLSUR
POETESSDIANESOLTBS
Sun 1/27/2013 BLACK CATS
CAESURAMASCOTCBSTV
ALSORANTADPOLERECUE
LETONTOETHANESADOBE
IRONSSOTHERESIZER
COPYCRIMEVERYWELL
OSSIEPTASTEARSSAID
SCRODWILLAHER
STARSHIPBARKEEPMIGS
IOTAEVILQUEENALATE
BLOWDRYEELSCARAT
SLIDETOMTEDDIMEA
ALCOAPESOASYLUMS
PATIOTERRORISTDIMS
ALMATABLOIDMTARARAT
MUSGRAPEONRYE
EMTSGRAMPSHEADUELS
SPACEMENLATEXSUIT
TASTEBARENTSPERSE
MAIMSSTONIERAIRDATE
ELOPETIREDLYSOOTIER
LENINOCASEYENFOLDS
Thu 11/1/2012
BLAKSOXSANDAL
EAREASELREUSE
ELETRONIGAMES
PLATOLADDER
SYRINGEINSITU
DEMFONTDES
THEIEMANOMETH
RENENAVELAARE
EXTRAURRIULAR
VEEMALEASP
ISRAELARTISAN
RRATEDANODE
JESSIAFLETHER
AARONPOISEIED
BLINDARBONOPY
Thu 10/4/2012
AVISCROCIPAWS
DICEREHEMALIT
DRESIFORMPINE
LAMESTHOOSEGOW
ELAHISRUR
CHOCOLATEDAE
HIHATMYBADADD
ADINTBILLTVAD
NINGEENAFAIRY
GOEDERGROUND
LABENLSOS
MRMIYAGIELAPSE
ROEGLEAVESAID
AUTHLEMAYIDEA
ZESTSKATEFERN
Sun 5/29/2011 YOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS
QUAKERSRINGBELLSSFPD
ENVELOPIRAEINOILTRUE
DEADASANAILPOWERLOCK
SLAYDIVAENCE
SCHSETCALCOTIS
AREEARNERORURAL
BOAPREYERATOUSNA
ESTACDCOUTGAMESSTEM
RTESLSTCROSTINESEXY
SIDEATALOSSESTDRPTS
ANILMAXIMAS
WINAPRIZEPRISMWANE
HOLDTHEOPEN
BOPSNADAATISSUEEPIC
ALOTAVERTJOETNTSEGA
CLOYVANCEJEDITISAHS
KALEALOHAMENURBI
HOTELMANEDGETON
DORMONEDAMOORG
RHEAROBSASEA
ABCDOZAWATRAPSPIDERS
FOURSEDANHAIRHARDHIT
TYRESEEYAALLYEMERSON
Sun 2/20/2011 WUNDERBAR!
YOUPAYADREPSBRINES
DYNAMOPEORIAOCTOMOM
SLOPEDPALMEDSASHIMI
ENAKEDLADIESGORAN
OMARREASESSLYERALT
DOGHANDLERQTYBETTIE
STOAEASTSUIGOAHEAD
TLETTCHOCOLATE
PASSEDONREDMITERST
ITABLUGODSENDANITA
PABLOESCOBIEANDKEN
ELIANARRANGERSTKEG
RENUCRILEONITIDILY
ROOMBRAWLSPACE
MAKEHAYEMTCOILLOME
ARENDTTSOBALALAIKAS
MIIEIEIOLOMANTVSET
BELLABELLYUPTOTHE
ATLARGEDELRIOBORDEN
STORMEREVENERSMURFS
ARDENTRISERSPESETA
DateSizeAuthorTitle
Thursday, October 20, 202215x15Rebecca Goldstein
Thursday, April 21, 202215x15Max Chen Lauring
Thursday, November 11, 202115x15Mark MacLachlan
Sunday, May 16, 202121x21Joe DiPietroA SHOT IN THE DARK
Thursday, July 16, 202015x15Evan Kalish
Thursday, April 16, 202015x16Alan Arbesfeld
Thursday, January 2, 202015x15Ed Sessa
Sunday, September 15, 201921x21Andrew KingsleyGET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER
Thursday, May 16, 201915x15Jeff Chen
Thursday, March 14, 201915x15Nancy Stark and Will Nediger
Thursday, January 3, 201915x15Timothy Polin
Thursday, August 30, 201815x16Grant Thackray
Thursday, May 10, 201815x15Caitlin Reid
Thursday, May 4, 201715x16Loren Muse Smith and Tracy Gray
Thursday, January 5, 201715x15Ed Sessa
Thursday, September 8, 201615x15Joanne Sullivan
Thursday, May 5, 201615x15David Poole
Thursday, December 10, 201515x15Timothy Polin
Sunday, December 1, 201321x21Alan DerKazarianTWO HALVES IN ONE
Sunday, January 27, 201321x21Jeff ChenBLACK CATS
Thursday, November 1, 201215x15George Barany and Victor Barocas
Thursday, October 4, 201215x15Bill Thompson
Sunday, May 29, 201123x23Jeremy Newton and Tony OrbachYOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS
Sunday, February 20, 201121x21Elizabeth C. GorskiWUNDERBAR!