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12 puzzles by Caitlin Reid
with Will Shortz comments

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125/10/201810/16/20214
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
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Caitlin Reid
POW Sat 10/16/2021
SKASTIRNOVAS
CRIBNONAPOLOGY
RIRIITSHANDLED
ESCORTERIECNN
WHOSESCANWADE
UNOFILTHCONEY
PALMEDORFLOOR
AREWEGOOD
NINESPLUSSIGN
HINGEBEALECOO
ECHOWELDINERT
YEAFALLUNIPOD
NOSPOILERSTOGO
ONTHEFENCESPUN
WEEDSSTARSEE
POW Sat 12/19/2020
OTISAHEMMOTHS
NOLABELIKETHAT
TOLDCRIMESCENE
ORBITSZIPSRDA
ADIEUTACTROLL
SETSNUBRISES
TREASURETROVES
MAINTHEME
ABOUTTHEAUTHOR
CLOUDWILLORE
ODORBEARUTTER
HEMPURRTSETSE
ONEMANARMYTATA
STRIPSTEAKOKED
TESLAONCENESS
Tue 11/24/2020
STABCHARTBRA
LARVAYAHOOBLOW
ASIANCLASPAIDE
WHALEILLBEDARNED
NADAWESOPED
NCISCAGEDUD
JUICESARTBABY
OHTHEHUGEMANATEE
TUDESEWLITERS
SHEHUESSAPS
PLANTARIRAN
GREATCODALMIGHTY
RENDOBAMAONION
ADDSOOZEDNANNY
DOSLEERSSLOE
Sun 11/15/2020THEME SHMEME
BARTABDRAWBBALL
IVORIESCRASHCOURSE
NATURALSTRICKORTREAT
ALOETEALEAVESATBAT
COURTREPORTERAWLS
ANTRIPWRENJUDEWWE
MAXWEIRSUGARCOAT
FORAYGARBTUNEDHURT
AVERMOILIENORSALMA
DELETEDSCENESSPENDS
ERASERTHINNEDRECIPE
SYNCEDADESTEFIDELES
RITESARTERYTIMSILT
AGESGRETAWHENWIELD
THATSOKAYSEARPIT
ATMHUEDSPEDARMDUA
DERNSKINNYDIPPING
ALARMSHOESTOREREBA
SLUMBERPARTYWEBSITES
PLANETEARTHPUMMELS
FAUSTDYESSHORTI

Caitlin Reid, of Santa Ana, Calif., is the mother of two boys and two girls ages 4 to 11. Like Margaret Farrar, the first crossword editor of The Times — who was also a busy mother — Caitlin does most of her puzzle work after the rest of the family has gone to bed. That's when things quiet down.

Caitlin is a classically trained pianist who plays at her local church. Her favorite crosswords to make are themeless ones, like today's, which feature long, fresh, lively vocabulary and lots of humor and playfulness in the clues. This is Caitlin's ninth crossword for the paper, including a collaboration last Sunday.

Sun 11/8/2020WAIT, WHAT?
MICROLOANPATELSILO
ADHERENCEELUDEIKNOW
YOUGOTTHATSTRUTDEUCE
ALMSHAYROOKSERENA
SAPCUSSSENSITIVE
MORALWOEROTSSOL
FOLEYCHIMIATADORM
WHYTHELONGFUSSTBONES
IAMIDEEREDSHERO
WIPEGALPALUFOADD
RUDDERSOFTHELOSTARK
SUELEISEDAKADOES
CARYSPARTAMEPGA
ACCEDELOADEDTHEBUSES
HAHSCSINYIOSBAILS
EPALIMAIMPBEETS
MUCKUPARTISTSROD
CHASERHOPELEOLADE
SHIFTTHENUMBOFTHEGUM
KINKSTURINFREEAGENT
INGAVNECKFIREWORKS

Evan Kalish, 33, of Bayside, N.Y., is a writer and crossword constructor. His hobby is visiting and photographing post offices around the country — more than 10,000 to date. Many photos and accounts of his travels appear on his blog, Postlandia.

Caitlin Reid is a mother of four in Santa Ana, Calif. The two connected online and collaborated by email and video chat. This is Caitlin's second Sunday Times crossword, and Evan's first.

POW Fri 9/11/2020
PALMFRONDSSMOG
SQUAREFEETOAHU
SUCKEDFACESIFT
TAKESATEAMDOS
SCANIMAGERY
BBCAUDITRUNG
FLAWTOTBRINE
FASHIONABLYLATE
CHOPSLAOEMIR
KOLATYSONETA
AMNESIAEDIT
RAHSTRAWCOBRA
EGADESCAPEROOM
NINOMANGOLASSI
ACDCSLEEPYHEAD
POW Thu 4/30/2020
BLEGSASIFGASP
CAIROCHOOLEIF
ALTERTINEERMA
MAHTHINSKNOCK
PLEAAVENESSIE
SARDINEEINOTS
HOGWASHSLY
CORNERKICKS
ZACAAMILNE
FOPFIRMINERAL
ANIMALIOSTETE
LETATASKMEDOM
LOANMINIGODNO
SULUADOSGREEN
FTOPGETSSANDW
POW Fri 3/6/2020
PADSTEMPMIMI
COURTHAIRTONIC
ALTARERRORCODE
LOOFACLOSEKNIT
TINASEXT
OHMYGOSHAIMS
MAOHABITBINET
IDONTHAVEALLDAY
TIRESHEAVEILL
STEWSTINKEYE
AHABODDS
STAGECREWETHER
ORDERHEREDAILY
POORDEVILITSME
SUSSSEESNESS
Sun 7/14/2019ARE WE FINISHED?
RAPEAGERSCAMCACAO
APESAGAVEKALEATOLL
ISTHISABADTIMERLEMME
DEPOSITSDUMPSLIMBS
RENEETERAHIPPO
ABORTSWORKSFROMHOMER
DEJATHAIKRONOSENO
ELECTISLAMEWESHANG
PICKUPTHEPACERVALUE
TETLAMAPULPTHATSIT
CITADELORPHEUS
RIPOPENNEATORALODE
ETHOSWATCHYOURTONER
APOPEDAMLEERSSHIER
CRTSTEREOSETSGORE
TOOKTHEPLUNGERWARNED
BERETTOESSAVOR
SORERHELENCODEWORD
GIMMEFIVESECONDRULER
ORBITEDITVOCALPLAN
TESTSEELSADORESRO

Caitlin Reid, 35, is a stay-at-home mom with four young kids in Santa Ana, Calif. She says, "When I'm not herding cats, you can find me playing Chopin on the piano or dancing to the Beatles in my kitchen." The inspiration for this puzzle was 89-Across. Her favorite theme entry is the last one she thought of — 23-Across.

This is Caitlin's fourth crossword for The Times and her first Sunday.

POW Fri 6/14/2019
CHARGEIGOTDIBS
AATEAMNOREASON
PREGGOSOBSTORY
IDLESSEUSSPED
SPUNWATTMOUE
CANTWINBADPR
ESCOLDTIMER
SHAMMARRIAGES
SEALIONSGUY
BRAINNOTDONE
RAMSARESEBBS
EVEOWNEDBROAD
WINKWINKREMOTE
ENROLLEEELISHA
DEADSEXYMASTER
Mon 9/17/2018
SPEWPITSBOSSY
LAVAOPENIRATE
ACIDTREEFAULT
TELEPHONEPOLE
DOOMZACRAT
NEGSLIDETACKLE
EXAMESOLORAX
ACNESENDSEAST
REDDIOILDUKE
BLOOPERREELTAD
YSLAGETEES
FIDGETSPINNER
CHIRPDUOSIONA
TENORENDOFROS
RHINODEANFISH
Thu 5/10/2018
IRATEBLAHSLAM
REFITEERIEEAR
KARMAAFTRANTH
SLABONTHEMONEY
SIRENFURYROAD
MODERATORINME
LOSIBARTEE
KNOCKEMORALIVE
RATBEESFAN
ERSESERVEDOUT
NICEIDEAODOUL
DEADCENTERONTV
ISPABODEEDDIE
VEEMURALGLINT
ENSEGADSGETGO