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13 puzzles by Elizabeth A. Long
with Editor comments

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Elizabeth A. Long
Puzzles constructed by Elizabeth A. Long by year
Sun 2/18/2018 SEE 68-ACROSS
APSEMISSALSFIBCRED
DEUXONTARIOURETHANE
INITOCELOTSTORRANCE
OUTRUNETNABINGERROR
SPEAKSFLYFOILIRE
VEERGIMLETSHOES
HOPITAYURALAWAITS
QUIRKNEATERMETE
SIEGEKARTSLUMBERPAY
RIGRECAMIESRRR
ICONNAMEDROPPERLOTS
MUGSOFIAUSEJOB
PRIMCOLORSALPEUTICA
AONEEGGSONTUTOR
PORTERPEREEDUSYNC
TONYSSERIESONCE
DEEGENAEARLYAMEN
PHONEMARSSARIELTORO
ALCAPONEMINORCAERIN
SEALIONSREDDEERRACE
SRTARESTRIESONSLAT
Tue 2/24/2015
BLASSUSMCHOWL
LANCENCAAOPIE
ENDUEDANLRUNG
EARLSSUNGLASSES
PIELIKEAARE
ENANCOOFF
BRERIDEALHUE
LADYJANESBLINDS
AGEEMCEENODS
HENABUOWN
SNUBSTOOLIE
ZANESLAMPCOVERS
IMAXATIEDANES
NOSENOTASTONE
GRADTREKYESES

Hi Jeff,

Your description on XWord Info today sounds about right. When Joel and I look at submissions, we mark them up with our reactions — check marks for entries we like, minus signs for ones we don't, x's for things we won't accept, question marks for entries we have to think about (like, hmm, is this really an in-the-language phrase?), and "ck" for stuff we need to check.

The size of these marks indicates the strength of our feelings. For example, OONA might get a small ding for being crosswordese, whereas E LEE would get a big demerit for being something we really, really don't want to use.

When we're done, we look over the manuscript as a whole, weighing the pluses and minuses, in deciding whether we want to accept the puzzle or not.

As for Elizabeth's puzzle today, we liked CALL A CAB, MANGANESE, SCULLERY, and WOODSY. On the minus side, PIELIKE gave us pause, and the grid has a modest amount of crosswordese. Joel revised the lower-left corner to remove the crosswordy ZASU and ANAS. He also looked at improving other areas, but didn't see a way to do this without making wholesale changes in the construction, which we didn't want.

The theme is really what sold me on this puzzle. I thought it was different and amusing. Of course, we timed its publication for the release of the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey."

I believe Elizabeth constructs without a computer (her grids are hand-drawn), so I give her big props for that.

--Will

Thu 1/16/2014
HOGADAMLARSON
ANECDOTEAMANDA
CANOEISTDOTEON
KNEWTEEDICERS
REFARFHRS
STARESLACES
CATSUPGODOT
HOEDOTTEDIREA
PAIRSUNBELT
BELLAPEOPLE
VANPJSDRE
DOTAGEATMZAHN
AIMLOWYOUDOTOO
PLATTENUTRIENT
SANYOSETTUDEE

The thing I like most about this puzzle is that every one of the six I's in the grid has D-O-T immediately over it. In other words, there are no I's left "undotted."

Mon 12/17/2012
DAMEDIEMACTUP
ALEXURDUBOISE
KITTYHAWKURGES
ANERANILENEST
RESULTNUMBER
DEAFKEILLOR
JADEGAPRELIVE
ALACATSCANLED
MONGOLILLTYRO
BEDROOMIDLE
EISNERSIXTHS
CELSGLEESTOOL
ALITOOCTOPUSSY
VIOLADUNKREEL
SANERYEASEASY
Tue 1/17/2012
MIFFBATHEAPES
ODORAFOOTDRAW
TALENONOSVOTE
THICKRESBIPED
SOCKEYEEYESORE
LYEAGATES
MERESTNOWADAYS
ABAWOWLET
OBTRUDESFLOSSY
SABINERAN
VINCENTVANGOGH
ONAIRSSEKOREA
WAKEMOUTHIDES
EWESELITENEST
LESTTOTEMGREY
Thu 12/1/2011
BLACKJLUMBERJ
LOGINSBARCODES
UNSTOPANNALIST
ERRATANOSIR
SHADRACHSODA
KALTEETERNEW
ADMITDOTER
JACKINTHEBOX
HOSEDFIRMA
AMFSUDOKUZEN
PALLPINGPONG
PREOPDENIRO
LIESOVEROILIER
EATERIESNEEDLE
JHORNERJFROST
Fri 4/1/2011
GOGOARMRESCUE
ARONIIIAVERSE
ZINCRFDCANALS
EGGOBEDNRA
MIALOWCLASS
BORINGECODRAY
ARENASOATNINA
REIGNAFTKUDOS
HINTOTTSCONES
ODERDOHNUBILE
PARALYZEAHH
FASRECTRAP
GRAFTSORSROTE
NODICEANAOMIT
PEACHYDIGNAPS
Mon 11/29/2010
IDLEBOSHNOAH
READEXPOGENRE
ALBSLEAPEWERS
QUEENANNESLACE
WILLIISPGOSS
ASEKISSOFDEATH
REDSDOHANTSY
HEADBAND
FOCALSOYACCT
TRAFFICCONEHAI
DARTSOUREALM
CREAMOFTHECROP
SLEDSPFUIAGRA
HERBSELBEREIN
OSAYREEDDREI
Wed 2/17/2010
SPAREBOASTFTD
TALONADLIBARE
AGOODDELTANEV
LONDONBROILTAI
ADZRELUNLOADS
GAOTOUTISLA
CUTONDANIEL
BAKEDALASKA
NEAREDMONKS
ECHOBINGTOW
ALAMODEGILONA
TIMROASTTURKEY
EPIARTOONOLAN
NSAMILANAPACE
SENACERSRESTS
Wed 7/30/2008
LAMBPEASLENTO
ORALALUMIVORY
OHIOSADANATAL
FANTASTICAND
ATEBEEKNEECAP
SYLEDGYALE
MASTSSLOETRIO
ITWASALLWRITTEN
ATANPAINROANS
MILHAUSSIP
ICEBERGAWNPHD
WITHAFEATHER
LIMASTRODOLIO
EVENTEIREGODS
DEGASRAESAXIS
Thu 7/17/2008
CUREBELLESPAR
ITALORIELPINA
RUNGLILACLENT
CRINKLEPRAISES
ANNANATILT
IOTASCASABA
WHIRLIGIGLAG
RATTLEREPISTLE
ERAARTICHOKE
NETTLEMANIA
WORDSEPSOM
LORELAISPREADS
AMIEUNITYSUED
VESTQATARUNTO
ONESSHONEPASS
Mon 7/30/2007
WIVESFACTBIKE
EMILEINORUKES
SMALLDIMERENT
LUCILLESBALL
ENOSOLEATETAU
YOMSCITYCOONS
SPATETILDE
SALLYSFIELD
SNAFUPARRY
POWERPCCANGAM
ADSGRAVENARNO
NEILSDIAMOND
LEGOOLIOLOUIE
IRISRAGUMUSES
ZANYISNTAREST
Mon 7/16/2007
OLDSCOMACOOLS
RIOTUSEDALCOA
SAGEBRUSHNEEDY
ORGANSOYAAGE
MAHICOSTNER
SESSIONSUTES
EMTWNWRASPED
LIRATOUGHTRUE
FRISCONRAARA
PIAFGUILTYOF
OCTAVIABRIO
POEEXPOLUCIA
AMANAHONEYCOMB
RESETIZODALAI
TREESDEMSNEXT
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