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8 puzzles by Adam Wagner
with Jim Horne comments

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Adam Wagner

Adam Wagner, originally of Long Island, New York, is a creative lead at Patreon helping creators get paid for their work. In previous lives, Adam has also been a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a viral YouTuber, a game show champion, and an applied math major at Brown University.

Adam currently lives in Oakland, CA, with his wife, son, and a few thousand honeybees.

Thu 5/5/2022
FIBKORUNASGSA
AHAADDSALTOCD
MATHTEACHERLIE
IDSAYCORDEN
STIRSOONPEEN
HONSPIRALONCE
COOLDUDEREX
SLITETONACC
DEARTRIPSTAO
TOQUEHULASIMP
ELUDEEPITTOPS
CLEESEEUR
HINTTRIALDATES
SECTSUNFLOWERS
SEEYESTERYEAR
Tue 3/22/2022
GEAREDASPWAZE
ULTIMALOUAGOG
FATBOYSLIMFROG
FIEEARPFESS
ANNFSHEEPLE
WEDIDITEDGEDUP
RARESISITME
ECHOOTHERROAR
SEENINHBOGO
PERFUMEONENESS
HIDALGOEAPU
SKOLIMOKSAN
CANIDISSENTERS
ATONERELIAISE
BERGNAEMAGNET
POW Thu 2/3/2022
ADZSMUGESPANA
TAOAONETEACUP
FLODOWNJACKETS
IAMBDERULOLTE
RISESDESIRAYS
SLIDINTAZO
TANNAOMIEKES
MOMENTOFTRUTH
ANEWHAYAOHED
NYSESTRIPE
ILSAALFAHOOHA
NOTITLLDOOPED
CROSSYOURTSIRS
ANGLERBETAADE
SAYYESSPOTNSA

This Thursday CROSS THE T'S theme is a companion piece to the following Thursday's DOT THE I'S.

POW Sun 11/21/2021 SCREEN SHARING
DILATESPOGOALTFEMA
ECOCIDEAWAYTOEAXIS
FROMDUSKTILLDAWNBONK
TYPEAAEONELLSITEM
SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE
ASSRESTOWLFRANC
HATFULCROSSEGOFOR
OCEANSELEVENASHIMO
OHARAGEMSDSLITISNT
TAKELEAVEPEWTRYTHIS
WEDDINGCRASHERS
CANARDSDOSNEEDALIFT
SHORTIYSLPEERNORAH
IOSEREINHERENTVICE
SKIPSESSAYSUSENET
RERANETSACTIADA
THEGODFATHERPARTII
ABELSARAERIETOPAZ
TOBEPICTUREINPICTURE
AGOGOREGULLINHALED
ROBSTEDHESSDAYSPAS
Thu 8/5/2021
MEGAHIMOMOTIS
ALESOPERATRAP
OFTHEWORLDSEGA
ABELMEDIBRR
APRILBAASKEET
LIONDRINKLIKEA
ESOBRADSHAW
CAMERAANIMAL
WENTCOLDAXE
HOLECOVERSOMIT
APISHGNCGLASS
RENTOUTIMDB
INKYBEATSADEAD
BETAISUZUOAHU
ODORSTREPGRID

Fun puzzle. This one impressed me.

Sun 5/30/2021 GAME OVER
RADNERSOTSSEAMSBFA
ASIAGONCAACLIOAWARD
PHAROSITLLHIMALAYAS
COLEADVOCATEDBETAS
DRIPSEEMDOMESSCRIM
SENTSLOGPESOSHEED
IMAMMACJRDABEARS
HOTCOCOARHODAVID
ANAWENTBYEBYEONEIDA
RAMDORICANTIDOTES
ARETUTINKERIRSABC
SURFINUSAMIDASLTE
SNAILSINBADSHAPEION
DETERRTEAMEXCARD
EGGDROPMYERSOATH
LEARWEIRDSOTUALLY
ITSOKENJOYJESULIEU
FLUESDONOTOPENKONG
BRINGITINSHUECUANDO
TENDERAGEHIREUNREEL
WEELEGOSINNSTITLED
Thu 4/29/2021
WOOFORCABATHS
HURLWINGUSEUP
ITWOULDBEASHAME
SPOUTSCOPEROD
KURTZLPSORB
STSHILDAIFMY
SERRANOROLFE
HAIKUWERE
COYERPINESAP
TOBEBRENTPIP
HMSSAOWISER
RECALIGPONCHO
ONESYLLABLETOOL
BONUSELLAERLE
SWEETDAMNREED

Today's crossword reminds me of a favorite, not haiku, but poem anyway:

There was a young girl from Japan
Whose limericks never would scan.
When someone asked why
She replied with a sigh,
"It's because I always try to fit as many syllables into the last line as I possibly can."

There's a companion poem that goes like this:

That girl had an intimate friend
Whose limericks came to an end
Suddenly.

Tue 4/20/2021
RAJAHGIZASMOG
ACURAANINHAHN
MAIMSBONDOLGA
PICBEERGROWLER
EARLDEETEEL
SUBWOOFERRITZY
PAARPARHAH
AERATEDROSETTA
TISBUMAARP
EGESTBOBBARKER
VOLLORIRUDE
ELITEYELPERHIP
ROXYVEERODORS
SNIPEZRAROMAS
OGREYESMAGENT

ELOPE and its plural variant we see today have seen a number of outstanding clues over the years:

  • Go off, but not without a hitch
  • Give a ring while on the road
  • Marry a cutie on the q. t.
  • Expedite some union business
  • Not do the rite thing
  • Take the honey and run
  • Split with one's beloved

And my personal favorite:

  • Opt for the window instead of the aisle