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29 puzzles by Daniel Raymon
with Will Shortz comments

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14 Daily crosswords by Daniel Raymon

Wed 6/17/2020
JAWSCORPSDOMO
DRAWOLEICINEZ
SALEOMANIGTOS
BLANKETOFSNOW
TOSCANINI
SHEETOFICE
LIARSBEDBYNOW
OPSOFROSESCPO
APERRANONHUSK
NODICESCARES
TEENIDOLS
FIELDOFDREAMS
ZONALBEAACUTE
AUDIOLAYROLEX
PRODSERSSWEPT
Tue 8/27/2019
DORAGTHEOCEVA
AROMAORTHOVIS
MELISSASAIMLESS
POEBUDOPENTO
FIRSTSATBAR
TOWELRIBSEST
STELLASALLSET
POLLUTILEUTNE
LAURENSUNREAL
TASNAMEFORTY
OFFERSEPALS
PLANESORGAHI
DARLENESLEARNED
OMGLAPELMENLO
GEOSPACYEXAMS
Sun 3/18/2018TAKING YOUR Q
CISCOESURANCETHERAM
USTENSHAWNEESMADAME
BARESQUERYWASHINGTON
IDIPESTOSSEOGAPED
SOVIETSPINEXTSRABE
TRENCHQUOTELEDCAR
SANGUPTOBABYQUAKES
ROLOHOPESOSEA
MARACAIBOLILLETAPIR
APATHYROHANORGISE
HERESLOOKINGATYOUQUID
AREAVAPESCITRUSTY
LYRESADEPTCESTLAVIE
TAUAYESIRHISN
QUICKBOXERDUMATAPA
USSSENPEACHYQUEEN
AHASRIFELOLLEAMONN
HEINEOUTTAAEONLAO
ORDERINTHEQUARTTWINY
GISELEONEUNDERAPACE
SNOREDNOSECONESANER
Wed 9/6/2017
CHERIMHOTPAUL
HAZEMAORIOGRE
EDITPROAMLGBT
FJORDEXPLORER
IIIROMERO
PILAFSMSBIGIF
ROILBEAUTYCALL
ENOCARTMANTIA
FINGERFEUDMONT
AZTECSOPBARGE
BEATITBBC
MILITARYQUEUE
GWENDOGITSARA
PORTAGAVEEVAS
SOSOLORESRELY
Tue 7/7/2015
PACERPACKCMVI
AGATEAGUEHIES
RODINTALEALIA
TRICEHILLBILLY
BALKWONATA
LEWISSCHERZO
TOATEEACEADHD
AMCILLWILLFOO
LOSEDIETEDIUM
COEXISTPIXEL
VASSACFLAB
CHILLPILLBIMBO
BELTADAMECONO
GALEWOKESIREN
BREDSLEDSTERE
Fri 8/29/2014
CROWDSOURCEALE
HONORSYSTEMLAX
INANUTSHELLORC
REGMATELEBEAU
PLEBRERINEVIS
SYRUPRICOBEDE
CAPNEDROREM
RACHAELTOSPARE
EDHARRISMVP
ADENMACYPETIT
RICANTHARDAME
ETHNOSMMIVIGA
XINMARIACALLAS
IVYANDTHENSOME
TEARESTASSURED

While I don't place any arbitrary limit on the number of proper names in a puzzle — it all depends on how familiar they are, how they cross, and how they're clued — the high number of names in this puzzle definitely pushes the limit. A particular concern here was the combination of LEBEAU, EMLEN, and NEVIS in the upper-right. If you don't know these names, two of which are sports-related, you could be in trouble. This is the reason for the extra help in the clue for 21A.

Wed 7/16/2014
ATABSCARSOHTO
NAMEPEROTFERN
TMENERASEARIS
WARSCALENEOST
ELITISMATLANTA
RECAPIANSCRAG
PSASSCENTTYNE
ISOSCELES
ROMNEYCRUTCH
ADAGEFLOSPREE
MELTIEUPALF
EQUILATERAL
RESURGEACETATE
STEIGERGAMELAW
TEXTERSENSNARE
Thu 3/6/2014
JAMBSPARTRAFT
ALERTARIEACAI
RIGORSOBEDECT
NONAMESTRIO
SEIZHEDAYJIBES
INHASTEEMIR
AGARWNWONEON
MEDSOAPBOXKOS
LABORARNMAMA
ROKSUSURPED
KARATPISTNGINE
ANUTCROSSER
BIBILINESEIKO
OTISANILCECIL
BAKLPTASONEND
Wed 12/4/2013
METALGEOMLAVS
ASONEREARALIT
SQUIDMARKSNOVA
OUTLAIDMYDEAR
NESNEWSIES
SQUARETACTIC
HIREESETHARNO
GRANDLASAPERS
TAGSSOTALEXEI
SQUIRTCHASER
THEISTSRCA
ACTIONTEASERS
DROZGREATSQUAT
DOMEEEOCPINTO
SPEDLANKSNEER

In "Wordplay" Trip Payne remarks that "Q" is his favorite letter of the alphabet, and I agree. Q is a fun letter to build a theme around, and the Q-related puns here are all pretty good.

Mon 8/12/2013
FOURABBOTHUFF
DRNOVOLTAENOL
AGHAONAIRAFRO
INHIGHSPIRITS
TUTEDSCITES
UNCLESWAIN
NIHILISTICGIVE
ITENAHINTANOS
CEDEGINGIVITIS
DRONEADELA
ASTROSKINAY
STRINGBIKINIS
KIEVROBOTLIED
EPEEISEREIFSO
WEDSTEXTSEYES
Tue 7/2/2013
ORBSINDOCHALK
MIRAVEEPROSIE
EVILYEMENENEMY
GENOAARIDABS
ANGOLAANALOG
INTENDSOPEC
VANARKSSAYIDO
ALGERIAREGALIA
MOUSSETIERGEL
PUPABEADEAR
ISRAELSERIAL
SPAPAINSAMBA
NEPALPLANEFANG
ARENAEGOSAGEE
GUSTYYEWSTERR
Wed 7/25/2012
ABDOMENTHREE
SURVIVEDEBEERS
ASSESASSESSSEAS
ROCICHALTA
JILTUPDIKESOY
URIBEEORT
LESSEESELLSEELS
ENTEROVAALLOY
SESTETSETSTESTS
HTSTAZITT
SANSHAVERCEOS
THAIIIIABU
REDDERDEERERRED
ARIETTARUNSOUT
WORDSLETTERS
Tue 9/20/2011
CPUSAPIALUCAS
ALPENACLERODE
BUDGETCUTAIRER
ARACOMINAN
NATIONALANTHEMS
ALECNOAHSLAW
EGGURALIRA
DOLLARDIPLOMACY
AVEDUESFLO
DEFTMAXIJENA
ENTERPRISEZONES
WHEYOXOLAK
AKIRARENTACARS
SONARALTOACTI
SIGNSFOOLPEON
Mon 10/20/2008
STORMESOSAPED
TYPEATIVOERGO
IRESTCLEORAGE
NORTHTHORNIGOR
TSARBESSGEM
AJARETOABA
ASCIIWESTSTEW
CHANGEDIRECTION
EASTSEATHOCKS
DYEALFDRAC
SAWFLEAKATS
PATSSOUTHSHOUT
EQUIEDIEHORDE
RUDDWIGSELTON
KAYESLITSMART

15 Variety puzzles by Daniel Raymon

Sun 7/11/2021
MISSAMERICACPR
ARTICULATESORE
HEADDRESSESMEN
APUCAMASATEST
TENSLISTMESSI
MACESSIREATON
ATHANDTAGALONG
OEDIPAL
IMSOGLADDETAIL
ROODTILLSEINE
KOREASEEPARMS
SCRAPPYNUBWAS
OHOPOMEGRANATE
MEWTOASTEROVEN
ERSSHEPHERDESS
Sun 3/21/2021
CLAMBARIMPASSE
AAMILNETIEDOWN
TRIDENTUNTAMED
FADDURANTEEEL
IMACLANESCOTE
SILOSCDSBONES
HEARTIERGIVENS
NOTSOSURE
RATIOSMISTREAT
ERREDBENHUNCH
SEARCADETPURR
HALHASACOWREO
IMAWAREUTOPIAN
PALATESREVENGE
SPARESTEMERGES
Sun 9/20/2020
ENCORESSOANDSO
CORRODETHREEON
STABLEREYEOFRA
TANENGINESRED
ABITSENDSTONI
SLURSISHBASTE
YEMENITATERTOT
SOCIALIST
RESTRUNGSEACOW
EXALTARCTRACI
TAMESCALPSTAN
EMULETMEINDRS
APRIORIATABOIL
CLAMATONOTAONE
HEISMANSNEERAT
Sun 5/3/2020
HAREMROWHOUSES
AAAUOAEE
BOREDOMROSETTA
IEABSTSH
TELEGRAPHOSLO
SYAIBAR
ASTROPHYSICS
PMCEEALE
HEIRAPPARENT
EDRRYAC
AINTOPTOMETRY
SIEDAESC
ANGELOUSPANIEL
NHLCENGI
TOTHEREARSONIC
Sun 12/15/2019
PIRATESPOTSDAM
ONEIOTAETVOILA
OVERPARGOALLIN
HONSTALLEDBED
BITSSTIESCENA
ACELAOMGCARET
HERITAGESETTEE
MADASHELL
ATTIRETACTICAL
CHILIRONSKATE
COTYRENDSESTA
ORTMOVESONSEP
SEEPAGEORIGINS
TARDIERMELINDA
SUSANNEELEGIST
Sun 6/30/2019
PENPALSSHEPARD
AREOLAEHONALEE
RISESUPASONANT
ATTORACLESBEE
SRISALOHAPAWN
KENTSSROAIMAT
IAGREETURNPALE
ATTRIBUTE
AUSPICESBITMAP
SPAINPOTSTATE
SPUNMUNISEMTS
USCDELETESMRT
MAIDENSATABOIL
ELLIPSENANETTE
DAYSPASSEETHES
Sun 12/16/2018
MAMETINCOGNITO
IAALOEMB
NOVELTIESTYPOS
IELATAAE
STRAYEDUNLOCKS
TIMETS
RICEPUDDING
YKREEUOG
INTERSPERSE
SSNEAN
QUARTERJAIALAI
URIGOKEU
EATINEQUINOXES
ARGNSOAE
KEEPSATITWOMBS
Sun 12/3/2017
LIONIZETRUSTME
AATLHBHH
REFEDSOAPOPERA
AIEAIATR
MISSPELTATRIUM
SHEVHMO
NEAREASTERN
IGDDLTSY
GRASSHOPPER
NLRWAAP
ONLINEGASPEDAL
ROEMNPRA
APPLETARTICILY
NEDAENFE
TIDYSUMDOGSTAR
Sun 8/28/2016
AMMOUNSELFISH
GALPTUNY
RISKIERRUSHDIE
ATVOAHIN
VIEWERSHIPGALA
ERDEGN
LAYERSSHORTAGE
LAGTEY
YEARBOOKSNEEZE
BARONB
SHEDELSALVADOR
TTTLTAOO
ONTARIOEATCROW
IOUUDESS
CARPENTERDREW
Sun 9/27/2015
POPUPFINANCIER
LERLAOGE
ANALOGISTTENSE
INFGUSOD
NOURISHRHOMBUS
TTTTABL
ITSYPARLIAMENT
FLTDDE
FORCERTAINWHYS
OAESIET
CAMERONADMIRER
RANDSAEA
ENNUIAUTOMATON
WINNEAIG
SLAUGHTERNICHE
Sun 2/1/2015
FOREWORDSISLAM
EAEOINAA
DODGEGETOVERIT
ABEEAGI
TERRIERSASTERN
EGTEFIE
MAULABBREVIATE
PNAEEENI
TASKFORCESATAD
RLTWSIO
EYEFULREVERSAL
SETDIAE
SURETHINGNERVE
EIEAHCUO
SHEARLETTERMAN
Sun 1/19/2014
EIGHTHSFRECKLE
LIETOMNA
LOGINROWDINESS
IAEALLAI
PONYTAILLYNDON
STGPPSG
EDITHWHARTON
SCOTOSDU
INTERMITTENT
USENEVA
NEWISHSTANDISH
EOTMHALA
VERSATILEREDIG
EDBNUCOE
NOSWEATSLOEGIN
Sun 6/27/2010
SUCCULENTMOPED
HRPXAARI
REENACTLETTERS
UENOIEVO
BIPEDALISMVERB
IASMANE
GONEBYBANDITRY
IODNAE
FEATURESAMUSED
TTTFPAA
HERAMISHANDLES
OICARDEI
REFRAINAREARUG
SLNCSVNH
EVERTEVENEDOUT
Sun 6/14/2009
FLATTERDOORDIE
OLHAOVEG
RIFLEMOVIESTAR
TRISEREE
UNEARTHSDRYROT
NDSAFIM
ASHYACCOMPLISH
TITKRENI
ENTHRALLEDPACT
CAERSTP
ICHINGSUBPOENA
NCSLNINR
ADORATIONTHETA
PCCMEUSD
TAKETENRIPOSTE
Sun 9/23/2007
ENTRANCEATTARS
NRTRANI
THEATRESUSTAIN
RAEAPKCG
AUTONOMOUSDOES
PSDTENI
GARDENOFEDEN
TINIIFAG
SAFECRACKERS
UFELOGH
NAILSERPENTINE
ANOCOTVA
MEERKATWEEKEND
ISRERIE
SASHAYCRAYONED