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26 puzzles by David Levinson Wilk
with constructor comments

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David Levinson Wilk
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Constructor (5)Will Shortz (1)Jeff Chen (5)Jim Horne (2)Hide comments

See the 182 answer words debuted by David Levinson Wilk.

Alternate name for this constructor:
D. L. Wilk
Sun 8/2/2020PUZZLIN'
ICEBERGSHARPTONCUSS
MATINEECOMEHEREASET
STANDINGROOMONLYBEAR
ENTRAPSNAYMEADE
ZANYSLOPJENSALLOW
EPEESEVERLASTINGLOVE
BIRTHSERVINEDEMOTED
RADIOCARTEIXEIRA
ASAOAREROSBOTCAAN
FALLINGRAINMOMJAYNE
IMEANTARPSAOSIRENS
SOROSIINPARKINGRAMP
HATSDMSTRIXRAGYER
LEGALAIDEAGLEEYE
SCAPULAONETONSENSES
QUALIFYINGROUNDSTIRS
UPLASTNGOCUREORSO
IRATEPLOACHIEVE
SORTFEAROFMISSINGOUT
HUGEANTIPODESTOOPTO
YSERTHEATERSYESISEE

I was very happy to get 76-Across into the grid. My father, who was an avid Times crossword solver, joined 76-Across as a young lawyer in 1972 and he told me many stories about helping defend the Attica Brothers.

Here we are, nearly fifty years later, and efforts to reform this country's systems of incarceration continue. Justice is a constant struggle, but, much like solving a Sunday New York Times crossword, it can be achieved.

Tue 12/17/2019
GRAPHPLAYABAG
MADEAOAREDJLO
ODORLESSGASOFF
VESTERIE
TIRELESSWORKER
BADASSLAHR
OMENAMISHSLO
HEADLESSCHICKEN
ODSOPINEHYPE
ALECGRAPES
FEARLESSLEADER
SMUTHUNS
TOTHAIRLESSDOG
OJOEXPELLAURA
PISREADSEMERY

Today's puzzle was fun to construct. For your amusement, here's a pic of _ED K_ _PEL as a TOPLESSDANCER.

Sun 2/4/2018CRACKING WISE
THEPRUBASSTUBADRACO
AARONSAUTUMNALRICAN
THATSHYSTERICALAVANT
SASSENTIREEAGERTO
TREESFUNNYORDIE
UTERUSMADAMEANS
POLONIUSROBARDSALP
DRYSENSEOFHUMORAPRIL
OISEBEGISEBEENE
PIATOOTSADORNED
EVERYBODYSACOMEDIAN
LACTOSEDACHAMEN
ETHANSADUTAACTE
TAILSTHELAUGHFACTORY
STPUSERIDSSCREAMAT
VARREROOFGOLAME
YOMAMAJOKEADIOS
CHOCULAFILERSOBOE
TARASIWASONLYKIDDING
ORATELABNOTESENIGMA
RENESSTALLONESANDED

There's always a next time, POTTYHUMOR and BELLYLAUGH. That said, hope this one helped all of you PUTONAHAPPYFACE.

Tue 12/15/2015
APPCOPSAYSME
HERAHABCLAMOR
SKINOGORAZORS
ONCDEBSENORA
DECOYSSEESTIT
OTELLOURNCHEZ
TESAGAPEGOO
HASINRANINPUT
OCDINALLESA
IFFYLSDADORED
NEWWEEDCANADA
ADAHANOILOTT
JOLSONWWIIOOF
AREOLENOTVRBI
MASTEDNEESEX

This puzzle runs *just* in time. After two more weeks, I would have been 0-for-2015.

Many thanks to Will & Co.

And if you're a person who solves crossword puzzles to get away from all the maddening political news of the day, don't look at my website crosswordsforcongress.com. Don't look at it. Don't.

Wed 4/2/2014
DADEJUMPNEWAT
ITONORCAACELA
SWORDHILTPOTOK
COBAINITATHEE
ORIGAMIIGLOO
SKEEUNDRANOFF
DEICERTEDDY
SEAIRANHITSRI
PURSESIEGES
ARMPITMAOELSA
YEOWSSTREETS
NOWAOCDNIPSAT
SNAKERARECATCH
FESTSONYXSEEM
WAHOODEETTRYA
  1. A few months ago, I sent the White House a letter stating that, in 2005, I became the first puzzle constructor to use OBAMA as an answer in a New York Times crossword. With my letter, I included a printout of every Times clue for OBAMA to date (pulled from xwordinfo.com) because I thought the president would get a kick out of seeing it. Last week, I received a note in the mail that contained a handwritten message from President Obama thanking me for the memento. Good stuff.
  2. If you like crosswords (you're reading this so ... you might), you should think about getting a book that's coming out this month called "TEDTalks Across, TMZ Down." It has 90 crosswords in it. And they're pretty good.
  3. If you are a young person reading this (14 is young; so is 33) and you think you might, sorta, wanna construct a crossword, I strongly encourage you to do it. As a college student, I sent an embarrassing-looking piece of filled-in graph paper to Will Shortz and his response could not have been more encouraging. If you happen to publish a crossword, it will open doors for you. Do it, do it, do it.
  4. I always love seeing Will's improvements to my clues. These originally-submitted clues are simply for your amusement: ORCA (15A): Animal whose name features the postal abbreviations of U.S. states it swims by during migration. POTOK (19A): Novelist whose name makes him sound like a proponent of marijuana legalization.
Thu 5/23/2013
MEYERSETHLBJ
IRENATHREEYEAR
MACYSRAILROADS
ITHASCIRCLES
LUMPTORY
ALGIERSMCSTHE
TEASAGITATOR
MAYBEYESMAYBENO
FRENZIESURDU
ENSRNSHINTSAT
ESTHFETA
UNDERITSEYES
LAUREATESCREAK
VOLLEYERSAMORY
ILEDOSERAWLS
Thu 2/7/2013
ARMANIPOSING
SEASONEDALLMEN
SETHOGENSEETHU
ESTASKANIOUS
SEEMEDFLAG
SINGLETHEAD
ASTASIEALICIA
DARNTEHANDORM
DMITRIIREELSE
NEPHOLOGIST
AWLSTUGSON
NSECEVAMANNA
EHLICHH&RBLOCK
DEBTORSEALABLE
SKEETSMESSED
Wed 7/18/2012
GNASHTRAMLOC
AORTAIANSGINA
SHERMANMANEUVER
HONRHOTRIAL
WALKMANMANUAL
EASTABA
BOUGHTILDIEU
ROMANMANNERISMS
OPALAMTAARON
AYEMEIN
TRUMANMANDATE
AROSEINGWDS
SAMESEXMARRIAGE
PIEDNEINALIEN
SLOORCAWENDT
Sun 6/26/2011T MOBILE
KDLANGADJUSTTOPDOGS
OROMEOMOOSHUSIERRAN
NEWYORKMINUETALTOONA
RANSGEOALTAPENNER
AMOFENALLBESTAREOFF
DOTERSSLILYCAL
FETEOFCLAYIREMEMBER
RUNTIERTRIBLORNA
HOSEDLOYCOWBOYBOOST
ENTSGENKATIESONANT
LEOTOETAKENHEWDAL
INPLAYFEZESTARWARE
CASTPAJAMASSIPSAXES
AMIDEESPNICEPOPS
LETSDANCEIVORYCOATS
TGIKNITSCITRIC
NOGRETASHAKESJULELO
ARRIVETERIOOPKAVA
MAIDENSPREMARTIALSEX
IMPENDSTASINGELMORE
BASSISTASTROSDENNYS
Fri 5/20/2011
GIGISCHWAUMBO
AMINOREADSALA
ROADCONGASDAK
TUNECARONCAKE
HTTPEKINGOMEN
SEARETNA
OPENPANDORASBOX
READONESFORTUNE
INTERNALAUDITOR
UNTOSETT
MERCUNCAPUEYS
ARTENOOILTROT
MILDCOMMAIFWE
IKEAENIACOLIN
EASYRENTENYET
Sun 3/6/2011FOR YOUR EDIFICATION
COAGULATEPNCPARKMUY
OBSESSIONROSALIEINE
WANTEDDEADORALIVECBS
AMESSDUMPSHAW
NARCBURNEDATTHESTAKE
LIENEEARIAREED
HOOKEDONPHONICSALDO
TERSEATANEAT
SIDESTEPALEKEGTIDAL
EGERBLESSEDEVENTELI
THAMALTANOTONBAN
STLCRACKEDJOKESARME
ESSAISOISEEEMERSION
TIOPETAOPEDS
FAITGROUNDEDFORLIFE
ALGAREBSAIMFOR
TOUCHEDINTHEHEADASST
CHAKAHAMETAPE
EANDRESSEDTOTHENINES
LOAITSONMEFOOTNOTES
LESNESTLESAIRCANADA
Sun 1/2/2011WORKS IN TRANSLATION
YESMPLEASTORKSTOCK
ALTOHINDYALEUREPLY
MOOTOLAVSMEARTAPED
APPOINTMENTINSAMARRA
HEARSEIRSOLAFENG
ARTISTEBACKINTHEUSSR
NEALSOISELSIE
ONENIGHTINBANGKOKENE
HURINKYSTOICMSGR
SNIFFSEELBLOND
ONCEUPONATIMEINMEXICO
DRACOPALEDITOR
ANISITALORIOTOSE
VIMANAMERICANINPARIS
ELWESSACSKOAL
DEATHINVENICEITSABET
ABIEKOIRNASENILE
ATREEGROWSINBROOKLYN
CSINYGIJOEEACHILSE
DINARILONAATMONEET
ENGLENESTSDEPTGRES
Fri 10/30/2009
FRANCFINGOTTA
TORAHINAOTHER
ONEMOMENTINTIME
RDACALINERPS
DOODOODOODOODOO
FILCENVIG
THESAHARADESERT
OOXTEPLERNON
DUPLEXAPARTMENT
EEKCANHER
STRAITISTHEGATE
OATSATHALTOI
SWIMSUITEDITION
ANSAEEDMNOONE
DYERSSSSERNES
Fri 6/19/2009
HASTAMANANAMPG
ISAKDINESENERR
RANTANDRAVEZOO
ESTMEREGLUTS
REELSEULOGIZES
TEYJASONPAGE
IMUSSLASHES
OPENITOUTSET
LIVEDTOTAXI
DRAYELLENCMD
JAMESDEANSKIRT
ECASHMARLNIH
AIRALLABOUTEVE
NEIPEARLYGATES
SSEEXPRESSLANE
Fri 3/20/2009
CHATERDASASIF
COLATORCHUTNE
CHARACTERACTORS
POBOYTSOHOPES
ATEESSISM
ATMNTSASA
SOAKEDTOTHESKIN
ATSOMEOTHERTIME
FILLINTHEBLANKS
ENAHESGAT
MVPENTGUS
OLMOSCIROBESE
FEELINONESBONES
FIREFREERASAP
SASSCESTATERN
Sun 9/23/2007FLIP-FLOPS
BEGUNPAINGALASOAPS
BUONORENOOLESTOTAL
BROKEFORGODLIIAMANA
DEVITOKEEPSFORPLAY
BROMINEFARREALMS
COMPLIMENTSFORFISH
DUETBEERESCOS
EENTHEBESTFORWORKOUT
OWENTELSNUNCIO
JUMBOSIZENOAHSNIKON
UPTOADAYFORKINGGLUE
GROINSKEINAPARTHEID
GOSSIPODESPAST
LOSTTIMEFORMAKEUPPET
ETAVONELOWALK
KNOWLEDGEFORTHIRST
BASALTTETORESTES
APPLESFORBOBPOINTE
SERIAAJARALLFORFREE
TRANSHADIJOIEYURIS
ASYETDYESAXEDILENE
Sun 7/22/2007WORST PICKUP LINES
MARYANNCRAIGSROAST
ALOEVERAREDCAPANKHS
JAMAICANMECRAZYBERRA
ADETOPENEINOUR
YOUDBESETONSTUNNING
SEAMYBOOTSYNOSE
AMELIACEEENCTHOS
ORISITJUSTYOUSHIFT
ARCNICCHACHAOFA
KARLHHHLAUREATE
YOUREOUTOFTHISWORLD
COLORADOASSNAES
APTLITTLESSNRBI
DEWEYCANIHAVEYOURS
IRONMLBAXEICETEA
ARFSMOESHASCOTT
YOURETHEONLYTENISEE
SCOREOCTEAUNCO
NOTIEYOUREMMMMMMGOOD
AMENDTVROOMPOPSICLE
PORGYDEEDEESHUSHED
Fri 8/25/2006
LUGSFRANCSOSA
ELEALEVELANAT
ATTNINIGOTCBY
SRTAGEARSEERO
HAHNHENIELIEU
ETATDBLS
COLORADOSPRINGS
ATANDTOPERATORS
ROSIETHERIVETER
TONEMODE
HALTNAFTAINCA
IRAEDRIERSOON
DEUXADLAIHUNG
INGANOLTEEGGS
NAHSTRESSSHOT
Fri 1/6/2006
GONZOJOURNALISM
THAIRESTAURANTS
BETTERGETMOVING
RDSSROABMSSR
ATYOUSAW
FOSTERDADSHEDS
ACTIIIROIOBEY
THESACKOBOISTS
WEEKEOSUNSEAT
ARLESPAWPRINTS
TEACARET
TDSELLSOCNRA
HOTENOUGHFORYOU
ITALIANAMERICAN
SECONDAMENDMENT
Sat 1/8/2005
OBAMAALECEPOS
HOVERNASHTARA
ONEATATIMEALAN
HORNDIRECTLINK
TVSKOING
NOSTRACABRIDES
EVERANDANONRPI
GEMSCORNUMOES
ERILEBRONJAMES
VACCINESCICELY
CIANOAIM
STREETSIGNIBIS
HICSIIMAGINESO
INLACLAMQTIPS
AGERETTESONYA
Fri 7/23/2004
DETROITMICHIGAN
ITSAFREECOUNTRY
MAKEAMENTALNOTE
ELSNASUSCSET
ESTES
ASTSTANHAIM
CHARLOTTEBRONTE
TAKEITORLEAVEIT
ACEUPONESSLEEVE
SKIPEASELED
SKEDS
AMIINEBAMASU
SATELLITESTATES
ATEENAGERINLOVE
STARSINONESEYES
Wed 8/14/2002
DORSAFLORAIDS
IRONSLOCALTEL
ABOOKMUSTBESLA
FRAMEEXPERT
MATTENCLILIE
ALOESTHEAXEFOR
IMPROVENTER
MSSNEGATORHEM
EATATMODENA
THEFROZENXRAYS
WELTADUEERAT
ERASERANGST
LETSEAINSIDEUS
VIEADHOCGENTS
ENDISSUEINSET
Tue 11/7/2000
JAZZSTRAWDAMP
ULEECHINAEDIE
STUDIOAPARTMENT
TISROTEMIOSIS
BABSMGRS
DELANYPALEMPG
ALIBIWACOAIRY
FIVESTORYWALKUP
ODESHOTSDEEDS
EERJUDYDORSEY
GORYMALT
ADONISGIMPFAT
MOMANDDADSHOUSE
FRATARISEXMEN
MARSYENTLYEAS
Wed 8/16/2000
UNIVOTHERUGH
ATLASCROWENRA
WHERETHERESRAM
IRISESABOIL
ASSAILSEALABLE
MACBETHBEHEST
ORALSERIES
RATEAWILLFRIA
FUNGITROLL
HERMANOTHELLO
EXECUTEDORELSE
NEPALVERGES
RDATHERESAPLAY
YRSERREDDIANE
VATDESKSNINA
Wed 10/13/1999
ARBORINCAELLA
BERRANOAHNOEL
BYEBYELOVEJOVE
ASAKLANANOMIE
BROWDDAY
SHOOPSHOOPSONG
STANCEALFAPOL
LOGOAVESIRE
IOUABLEBEMUSE
PLEASEPLEASEME
HERSESTE
LOWCALBRIECAP
SHAHICEICEBABY
ANNOOPALMASUR
TOTOZANYSTATE
Mon 12/2/1996
TOREARBORSANS
APESDIANACLAP
BESTWISHESALMA
OREODESCALMER
OATBRANCAGEY
EMSCOLESLAW
CASASGAYLEOLE
ARIDCONEYIVAN
PENGATORBREST
PACKITINPEA
EIGHTHUGSAND
PERSIASARAZOO
ALESYOURSTRULY
RILEADIEUORAL
KEYSNOTMEBENE