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2 puzzles by D. Scott Nichols
with constructor comments

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D. Scott Nichols
Mon 7/27/2015
RECAPRATEDGET
ECOLIIGIVEERA
MONICASELESORR
MAVENNIMROD
ADORETOSUGLY
GRANDENOLTE
RORYNAMEATTAR
AMYYOKOONOEGO
BALSARENUGNAT
HIPPODAREME
OMANINSGRATE
BANGORPAEAN
ANNPALINDROMES
MIAATONEALAMO
AAHLEPEWTAROT

SCOTT: We made this puzzle last August and it was accepted on Oct 3, 2014. We were happy to give YOKO ONO such a place of prominence after all the help she has given constructors through the years, not that we had better choices for a central entry.

Mon 10/14/2013
TAPEGAPENALA
NEINALOTMOTOR
USAINBOLTATTIC
TONGAUSUALFARE
POMPSBLARED
BASINSARI
SEASBOSCARTSY
PARUSBPORTATE
ARSONLYLEULEE
IRAEDANSK
MILLERMOORE
USERSFEESIPADS
GETITUSHEREDIN
GROGSRAILNINA
YENSOINKSOAP

C.C.:

This theme came to me while reading an article on Sergio Garcia's temper tantrums at the 2002 U.S. Open (Bethpage Black). Scott, who blogs for our L.A. Times Crossword Corner on Mondays and Tuesdays, is an avid golf fan, so this was a great project for us to collaborate. Since the theme entries are all rather short, we decided to overlap the top and bottom entries, which gave us the best fill.

SCOTT:

How did I get into constructing puzzles? C.C., she won't take no for an answer...and I'm glad she didn't. I am glad I could help. If I had known how the course at Ardmore would tame the PGA Tour this year, I would have strived to place Merion in the puzzle somewhere. It would have been a unique word.